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In an age of conflicting intellectual trends, some philosophers have lost faith in the everyday relevance of philosophy; others have affirmed that reflection is crucial to authentic living. The limelight has been shared by existentialism, phenomenology, structuralism, and other movements. The question remains: what is the next great step in philosophy?

The World of Philosophy series is a dramatic presentation, in understandable language, of the concerns, questions, interests, and overall outlook of the world's great philosophers and philosophical traditions. Special emphasis on clear and relevant explanations gives you a new arsenal of insights toward living a better life.

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Very Complicated Subject Matter Gets Muddled

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

More clarity on the distinct people with, perhaps fewer people highlighted.

What was most disappointing about Professor Ed Casey’s story?

I don't have a clear idea of who's who and what's what.

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I admit that the narrator did as well as she could.

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Any additional comments?

Yeah, nowhere in the description does it list the philosophers who were gone over. I had to look at the tiny photo of the cover to get their names so I can look them up on WikiPedia. <br/><br/>I get the feeling that this series is just cranking out books without any real concern about how hard it is to comprehend.

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  • Beril
  • 02-04-12

Philosophers coming to death...

... in this reading, where the narration read by a woman is interrupted by a man reading the original passages. I see no need to change the reader for these quotes but even if there might be good reasons that I don't know of, the pseudo continental accents, a mix of what the reader considers to be German and French accents are simply insufferable.

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