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    • How the World Thinks: A Global History of Philosophy

    • By: Julian Baggini
    • Narrated by: Julian Baggini
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In How the World Thinks, Julian Baggini travels the globe to provide a hugely wide-ranging map of human thought. He shows us how distinct branches of philosophy flowered simultaneously in China, India and Ancient Greece, growing from local myths and stories - and how contemporary cultural attitudes, with particular attention to the West, East Asia, the Muslim World and Africa, have developed out of the philosophical histories of their regions. 

    Regular price: $24.00

    • An Appeal to the World

    • The Way to Peace in a Time of Division
    • By: Dalai Lama, Franz Alt
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Already a major international best seller, now available in English for the first time: In An Appeal to the World, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet illuminates the way to peace in our time, arguing for a form of universal ethics that goes beyond religion - values we all share as humans that can help us create unity and peace to heal our world. "All people are united in the pursuit of happiness and the desire to avoid suffering," His Holiness reminds us. "This is the source of humanity's greatest achievements."

    Regular price: $10.26

    • Sophie's World

    • A Novel About the History of Philosophy
    • By: Jostein Gaarder
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 16 hrs and 53 mins
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    One day, 14-year-old Sophie Amundsen comes home from school to find two notes in her mailbox, with one question on each: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" From that irresistible beginning, Sophie becomes obsessed with questions that take her far beyond what she knows of her Norwegian village. Through those letters, she enrolls in a kind of correspondence course, covering Socrates to Sartre, with a mysterious philosopher, while receiving letters addressed to another girl.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great introduction to Western Philosophy

    • By Steven on 08-15-07

    Regular price: $47.93

    • The World of Tibetan Buddhism

    • An Overview of Its Philosophy and Practice
    • By: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Geshe Thupten Jinpa - editor translator annotation
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    With characteristic humility, His Holiness the Dalai Lama begins this landmark survey of the entire Buddhist path by saying, "I think an overview of Tibetan Buddhism for the purpose of providing a comprehensive framework of the path may prove helpful in deepening your understanding and practice." In this book the Dalai Lama delivers a presentation that is both concise and profound, accessible and engaging.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Dense, heavy

    • By Michael on 12-04-16

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Meaning of Life: Perspectives from the World's Great Intellectual Traditions

    • By: Jay L. Garfield, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Jay L. Garfield
    • Length: 18 hrs and 42 mins
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    What is the meaning of life?It's a question every thoughtful person has pondered at one time or another. Indeed, it may be the biggest question of all-at once profound and universal, but also deeply personal.We want to understand the world in which we live, but we also want to understand how to make our own lives as meaningful as possible; to know not only why we're living, but that we're doing it with intention, purpose, and ethical commitment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thoughtful, Evenhanded, Precise, and Well Spoken

    • By George on 03-12-14

    Regular price: $41.95

    • Philosophy: 100 Essential Thinkers

    • The Ideas That Have Shaped Our World
    • By: Philip Stokes
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This engaging and accessible book invites the listener to explore the questions and arguments of philosophy through the work of 100 of the greatest thinkers within the Western intellectual tradition - covering philosophical, scientific, political, and religious thought over a period of 2500 years.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unpretentious, honest, with a big picture

    • By Mike S. on 05-29-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Art of Logic in an Illogical World

    • By: Eugenia Cheng
    • Narrated by: Moira Quirk
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In a world where fake news stories change election outcomes, has rationality become futile? In The Art of Logic in an Illogical World, Eugenia Cheng throws a lifeline to listeners drowning in the illogic of contemporary life.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun, informative, and thought provoking

    • By Seth House on 12-29-18

    Regular price: $28.50

    • 24 and Philosophy

    • The World According to Jack
    • By: Ronald Weed
    • Narrated by: John Warren
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    24 and Philosophy is a book you just can't do without. It's all here, folks: the reason Presidents trust him; how Jack cuts through the lies and ambiguities; why he puts his life on the line for others; and how he knows which knee cap to blow out to get that all-important next lead. With the help of twenty "24 crazed" philosophers, you'll figure out what makes this guy tick, and much much more. A witty, but philosophical exploration of the popular television series 24.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Awakening the Global Mind

    • A New Philosophy for Healing Ourselves and Our World
    • By: Ashok Gangadean
    • Narrated by: Ashok Gangadean
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
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    Modern research shows that our language creates the fundamental "operating system" of the human mind. Awakening the Global Mind is your key to rewriting that system to find your own access code to Logos and personal flourishing. This deep restructuring of consciousness turns each moment of your life into an opening of awakening.

    Regular price: $34.28

    • To Shape a New World

    • Essays on the Political Philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
    • By: Tommie Shelby, Brandon M. Terry
    • Narrated by: Kevin Kenerly, Priya Ayyar, Cary Hite, and others
    • Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
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    Martin Luther King Jr. may be America's most revered political figure, commemorated in statues, celebrations, and street names around the world. But despite his stature, the significance of King's writings and political thought remains underappreciated. In To Shape a New World, Tommie Shelby and Brandon Terry state that the marginalization of King's ideas reflects a romantic consensus history that renders the civil rights movement inherently conservative - an effort not at radical reform but at "living up to" enduring ideals laid down by the nation's founders.

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Greatest Minds and Ideas of All Time

    • By: Will Durant
    • Narrated by: John Little
    • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
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    Best-selling historian and philosopher Will Durant devoted his entire life to studying the most significant eras, individuals, and achievements of human history. Here is a summation of Durant's work, as he presents the best of world history. Filled with Durant's renowned wit, knowledge, and unique ability to explain events in simple and exciting terms, it is a concise liberal arts education.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Summary

    • By Arthur Pendragon on 02-07-16

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Greek Legacy: Classical Origins of the Modern World

    • By: Daniel N. Robinson, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Daniel N. Robinson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
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    Virtually all of the major building blocks of our culture (law, government, religion, science, medicine, drama, architecture, and more) derived ultimately from the ancient Greeks. In these 12 lectures, you'll explore the continuing influence of the classical Greek achievement on contemporary life. The point is not the often tedious claim that there is nothing new under the sun. Rather, it is to underscore the remarkable continuity of the Greek perspective and ethos preserved over several millennia.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great lecture

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-06-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Digital Minimalism

    • Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World
    • By: Cal Newport
    • Narrated by: Will Damron, Cal Newport
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
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    Minimalism is the art of knowing how much is just enough. Digital minimalism applies this idea to our personal technology. It's the key to living a focused life in an increasingly noisy world. In this timely and enlightening book, the best-selling author of Deep Work introduces a philosophy for technology use that has already improved countless lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well Crap

    • By Ben on 02-10-19

    Regular price: $28.00

    • A Companion to the Philosophy of History and Historiography

    • By: Aviezer Tucker
    • Narrated by: Mary Kane
    • Length: 29 hrs and 14 mins
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    The philosophy of historiography examines our representations and knowledge of the past, the relation between evidence, inference, explanation and narrative. Do we possess knowledge of the past? Do we just have probable beliefs about the past, or is historiography a piece of convincing fiction? The philosophy of history is the direct philosophical examination of history, whether it is necessary or contingent, whether it has a direction or whether it is coincidental, and if it has a direction, what it is, and how and why it is unfolding? The fifty entries in this companion cover the main issues in the philosophies of historiography and history, including natural history and the practices of historians. Written by an international and multi–disciplinary group of experts, these clearly written entries present a cutting–edge updated picture of current research in the philosophies of historiography and history. This companion will be of interest to philosophers, historians, natural historians, and social scientists.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Fairly awful

    • By Augustus T. White on 05-14-13

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    • The Perennial Philosophy

    • By: Aldous Huxley
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
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    With great wit and stunning intellect - drawing on a diverse array of faiths, including Zen Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Christian mysticism, and Islam - Huxley examines the spiritual beliefs of various religious traditions and explains how they are united by a common human yearning to experience the divine. The Perennial Philosophy includes selections from Meister Eckhart, Rumi, and Lao Tzu, as well as the Bhagavad Gita, Tibetan Book of the Dead, Diamond Sutra, and Upanishads, among many others.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Content.

    • By blueberryd on 03-11-18

    Regular price: $30.09

    • Why Does the World Exist?

    • An Existential Detective Story
    • By: Jim Holt
    • Narrated by: Steven Menasche
    • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
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    Author Jim Holt explores the greatest metaphysical mystery of all: why is there something rather than nothing? This runaway best seller, which has captured the imagination of critics and the public alike, traces our latest efforts to grasp the origins of the universe. Holt adopts the role of cosmological detective, traveling the globe to interview a host of celebrated scientists, philosophers, and writers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent survey of philosophy book

    • By Gary on 07-20-13

    Regular price: $16.79

    • The World as Will and Idea, Volume 2

    • By: Arthur Schopenhauer
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 17 hrs and 51 mins
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    The original edition of The World as Will and Idea appeared in 1818, but in 1844 Schopenhauer published an expanded version. It contained the 'Criticism of the Kantian Philosophy', a lengthy document; and Supplements to the First Book ( The Doctrine of the Idea of Perception) and the Second Book ( The Doctrine of Perception or Knowledge of the Understanding).

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amplifies and Simplifies Volume I

    • By Gary on 01-31-18

    Regular price: $38.69

    • The World as I See It

    • By: Neil Berger (introduction), Albert Einstein
    • Narrated by: Henry Leyva
    • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
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    In the aftermath of the First World War, Einstein writes about his hopes for the League of Nations, his feelings as a German citizen about the growing anti-Semitism and nationalism of his country, and his myriad opinions about the current affairs of his day. In addition to these political perspectives, The World as I See It reveals the idealistic, spiritual, and witty side of this great intellectual as he approaches topics including "Good and Evil", "Religion and Science", "Active Pacifism", "Christianity and Judaism", and "Minorities".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not just a scientific genius.

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-08-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Confucius, Lao Tzu, and Chinese Philosophy

    • By: Crispin Sartwell
    • Narrated by: Lynn Redgrave
    • Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins
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    China's two greatest philosophers, Confucius and Lao Tzu, were intensely interested in how we should live and how a good society is governed. The central concepts of Confucianism are li, the proper ordering of society through rituals and ceremonies, and zhen, the proper ordering of the self through humaneness, benevolence, and love. Daoism, taught under such masters as Lao Tzu and Zhuangzi, meditates on the interdependence of opposites and teaches the path of non-resistance.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Dont like the reader

    • By Heny on 09-12-10

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The Philosophy Book

    • Big Ideas Simply Explained
    • By: DK
    • Narrated by: Jason Culp
    • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    An essential introduction to the history, concepts, and thinking behind philosophy that demystifies what can often be daunting subject matter, laid out in DK's signature style. 

    • Big Ideas Simply Explained
    • By: DK
    • Narrated by: Jason Culp
    • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
    • Release date: 01-08-19
    • 4 out of 5 stars 5 ratings

    Regular price: $34.95

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