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Gil Rosado

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  • The Modern Scholar: Odyssey of the West II: A Classic Education through the Great Books: From Athens to Rome and the Gospels

  • By: Prof. Timothy Shutt, Prof. Kim J. Hartswick, Prof. Joel F. Richeimer, and others
  • Narrated by: Professor Timothy B. Shutt, Professor Kim J. Hartswick, Professor Joel F. Richeimer, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

The lectures address-in chronological sequence-a series of major works that have shaped the ongoing development of Western thought both in their own right and in cultural dialogue with other traditions. In the process, the course engages many of the most perennial and far-reaching questions that we face in our daily lives.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not bad

  • By Alberto Dominguez on 07-29-11

Fair but not great

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

Reviewed: 11-09-16

Prof. Shutt is a bit tiring to listen to and sounds more like a sportscaster than an educator. The material is organized as little more than cliffnotes and is a bit disappointing consider the higher quality of other audio books in this series.

  • No Excuses: Existentialism and the Meaning of Life

  • By: Robert C. Solomon, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Robert C. Solomon
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 968
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 941

What is life? What is my place in it? What choices do these questions obligate me to make? More than a half-century after it burst upon the intellectual scene - with roots that extend to the mid-19th century - Existentialism's quest to answer these most fundamental questions of individual responsibility, morality, and personal freedom, life has continued to exert a profound attraction.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good for even a non-existentialist

  • By Gary on 07-24-15

Interesting and Important!

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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: 06-10-16

I am no existentialist as they are mostly atheist and self-centered by default but this audio book is a nice explanation of this type of philosophy.

  • Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition, 3rd Edition

  • By: The Great Courses, Alan Charles Kors, Darren Staloff, and others
  • Narrated by: Alan Charles Kors, Darren Staloff, Dennis Dalton, and others
  • Length: 43 hrs and 43 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 495
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 431
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 417

For 3,000 years, mankind has grappled with fundamental questions about life. What is real? Who or what is God? When is it legitimate for one person to have power over others? What is justice? Beauty? This 84-lecture, 12-professor tour of Western philosophical tradition covers more than 60 of history's greatest minds and brings you a comprehensive survey of the history of Western philosophy from its origins in classical Greece to the present.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic overview

  • By Robin on 08-25-13

SIMPLY OUTSTANDING!!!

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

Reviewed: 04-10-15

An excellent series of philosophy lectures by some brilliant professors...this audio series is better than a first year philosophy college course.

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