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  • A Discourse on Method

  • Meditations on the First Philosophy: Principles of Philosophy
  • By: René Descartes
  • Narrated by: James Adams
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

By calling everything into doubt, Descartes laid the foundations of modern philosophy. With the celebrated words "I think therefore I am," his compelling argument swept aside ancient and medieval traditions. He deduced that human beings consist of minds and bodies; that these are totally distinct "substances"; that God exists and that He ensures we can trust the evidence of our senses.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Dense historic document

  • By Vinicius Moreira on 05-14-11

Good reflection on metaphysics

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-13-17

a unique philosophy of Descartes. starting point for someone to reflect upon God existence and the world.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Plato's Phaedo

  • By: Plato
  • Narrated by: Ray Childs
  • Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

Socrates is in prison, sentenced to die when the sun sets. In this final conversation, he asks what will become of him once he drinks the poison prescribed for his execution. Socrates and his friends examine several arguments designed to prove that the soul is immortal. This quest leads him to the broader topic of the nature of mind and its connection not only to human existence but also to the cosmos itself. What could be a better way to pass the time between now and the sunset?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-01-17

pleasant conversation

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-28-17

although short but deeply intellectual conversation. what is the name socartes actor?he is really good!

  • Plato's Republic

  • By: Plato
  • Narrated by: Ray Childs
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 572
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 526
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 520

The Republic poses questions that endure: What is justice? What form of community fosters the best possible life for human beings? What is the nature and destiny of the soul? What form of education provides the best leaders for a good republic? What are the various forms of poetry and the other arts, and which ones should be fostered and which ones should be discouraged? How does knowing differ from believing?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spectacular

  • By Benjamin Myers on 08-08-16

amazing and inspiring

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-31-17

Ray Child makes the narrative so interesting that make you think you are watching good movie or having a conversation with socartes.
Amazing from beginning to the end.

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  • Forged

  • Writing in the Name of God - Why the Bible's Authors Are Not Who We Think They Are
  • By: Bart D. Ehrman
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 642
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 494
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 494

It is often said, even by critical scholars who should know better, that “writing in the name of another” was widely accepted in antiquity. But New York Times bestselling author Bart D. Ehrman dares to call it what it was: literary forgery, a practice that was as scandalous then as itis today. In Forged, Ehrman’s fresh and original research takes readers back to the ancient world, where forgeries were used as weapons by unknown authors to fend off attacks to their faith and establish their church.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Faith shaking

  • By Fletch on 09-05-12

informative but repetitive of the previous titles

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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-13

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would not recommend this to anyone since this is repetitive information of the first book title Misquoting Jesus and Jesus interrupted.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I would not have written another story if I know the same information is repeated in different ways.

Would you be willing to try another one of Walter Dixon’s performances?

No

Do you think Forged needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Forged is already follow up of the last two previous title "Misquoting Jesus" and "jesus Interrupted". No follow up is needed on this book anymore

Any additional comments?

Between the 3 titles "Misquoting Jesus", "Jesus Interrupted" and "Forged in the name of God" the best one is "Jesus Interrupted" is the best one, buy this one to avoid paying extra for the same information on the other title.

  • Jesus, Interrupted

  • Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible
  • By: Bart D. Ehrman
  • Narrated by: Jason Culp
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,253
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 803
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 802

Picking up where Bible expert Bart Ehrman's New York Times best seller, Misquoting Jesus, left off, Jesus, Interrupted addresses the larger issue of what the New Testament actually teaches...and it's not what most people think. This is the book that pastors, educators, and anyone interested in the Bible have been waiting for, a clear and compelling account of the central challenges we face when attempting to reconstruct the life and message of Jesus.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book

  • By Paul on 06-27-10

Very informative !

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-29-12

Any additional comments?

One of the best books I have ever read, however Mr Ehrman, I must disagree with you on one point at least. I read gospel of Barnabas, I failed to remember anything anti-Jewish, if anything, it is more anti-Christian. For example, he condemned Christian of practicing certain rituals that's totally against Jesus teaching such as eating pork, not circumcizing and drinking wine. He also accused Paul of promoting such ill practices. In addition, he proclaims Mohammad as messiah not Jesus. He specifically has pointed in his Gospel that Mohammad was to be the messenger after Jesus as Jesus himself told his deciples in John that God will send them another comforter who will stay with them forever. Barnabas has named Mohammed as the comforter which leads me to believe that scriber has later intentionally changed the word to "comforter" as they have changed words in other places in the scripture.