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  • The Modern Scholar: The Philosophy of Thomas Aquinas

  • By: Prof. Peter Kreeft
  • Narrated by: Peter Kreeft
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
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An enthusiastic admirer of the philosophy of Thomas Aquinas, professor and philosopher Peter Kreeft details the rational thought and precise literary talent that established Aquinas as the foremost thinker of his time - and as the most important philosopher for the almost 200 years between Aristotle and Descartes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just what an introduction to Aquinas should be.

  • By criticaltom on 04-04-10

Astounding

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Reviewed: 07-27-18

I liked the book very much, it seems that the author has different opinions on Aquinas than Edward Feser, I think I prefer Feser's book still.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Soul of the World

  • By: Roger Scruton
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
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In The Soul of the World, renowned philosopher Roger Scruton defends the experience of the sacred against today’s fashionable forms of atheism. He argues that our personal relationships, moral intuitions, and aesthetic judgments hint at a transcendent dimension that cannot be understood through the lens of science alone. To be fully alive - and to understand what we are - is to acknowledge the reality of sacred things.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • "Against Reductionism"

  • By Edmund Schilvold on 10-08-15

A work of genius

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Reviewed: 04-28-18

Simply a work of pure genius, I say he's the greatest philosophical mind alive in our days. The narration is pretty well done too, I didn't have any trouble understanding the narrator.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Macat Analysis of Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France

  • By: Riley Quinn
  • Narrated by: Macat.com
  • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
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Reflections on the Revolution in France may read like an exercise in political theory. But when it was first published in 1790, Edmund Burke was fighting a real political battle. Burke saw that the Enlightenment ideas that had inspired radical political change in France the year before were beginning to take root in England. He wanted to discredit these dangerous thoughts before they sparked a revolution in his own country.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
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  • By Leonardo on 04-24-18

Bad

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Reviewed: 04-24-18

It is very repetitive and impartial, I don't reccomend this to anyone. This misrepresents Burke.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Wittgenstein

  • By: Hans Sluga
  • Narrated by: Ken Maxon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
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Wittgenstein presents a concise, comprehensive, and systematic treatment of Ludwig Wittgenstein's thought from his early work Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus to the posthumous publication of On Certainty, notes written just prior to his death.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent -Expanded my view

  • By Jimwiernick on 03-22-16

Much better than the Very Short Introduction

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Reviewed: 11-22-17

This book is excellent if you wanna dig into Wittgenstein's thought. The Very Short Introduction on Wittgenstein is not great.

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  • Hegel: A Very Short Introduction

  • By: Peter Singer
  • Narrated by: Christine Williams
  • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
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Hegel is regarded as one of the most influential figures on modern political and intellectual development. After painting Hegel's life and times in broad strokes, Peter Singer goes on to tackle some of the more challenging aspects of Hegel's philosophy. Offering a broad discussion of Hegel's ideas and an account of his major works, Singer explains what have often been considered abstruse and obscure ideas in a clear and inviting manner.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent introduction, if a bit biased.

  • By snakegandhi on 03-01-16

Atheistic perspective

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Reviewed: 09-05-17

Hegel was a religious man, but this book is more of an Atheistic perspective on his philosophy

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Fear and Trembling

  • By: Soren Kierkegaard
  • Narrated by: Ron Welch
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
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The ethical as such is the universal, and as the universal it applies to everyone, which can be put from another point of view by saying that it applies at every moment. It rests immanently in itself, has nothing outside itself that is its end, but is itself the purpose for everything outside, and when that is taken up into it, it has no further to go.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredibly well written on complex themes

  • By Gary on 12-09-16

The narration is weird

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Reviewed: 08-16-17

Though the narrator narrates it with a strange voice it is a good book
The grand father of existentialism

  • A Macat Analysis of Søren Kierkegaard's The Sickness unto Death

  • By: Shirin Shafaie
  • Narrated by: Macat.com
  • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
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Søren Kierkegaard has long been considered the father of the philosophical movement known as Christian existentialism, which focuses on the living human being. In his major 1849 work, The Sickness unto Death, he takes listeners on a journey from the human self, its spirit, despair and sin, through to faith.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not an analysis of the book

  • By Leonardo on 08-11-17

Not an analysis of the book

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Reviewed: 08-11-17

It talks about many other works of Kierkegaard, and other existentialist philosophers. but it barely ever talks about The Sickness Unto Death

4 of 4 people found this review helpful