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    • A History of Suicide and the Philosophies Against It
    • By: Jennifer Michael Hecht
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Michael Hecht
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 86

    Worldwide, more people die by suicide than by murder, and many more are left behind to grieve. Despite distressing statistics that show suicide rates rising, the subject, long a taboo, is infrequently talked about. In this sweeping intellectual and cultural history, poet and historian Jennifer Michael Hecht channels her grief for two friends lost to suicide into a search for history’s most persuasive arguments against the irretrievable act, arguments she hopes to bring back into public consciousness.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Informative but oddly dispassionate

    • By Scott on 01-07-14

    Regular price: $17.96

    • Doubt

    • A History: The Great Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation
    • By: Jennifer Michael Hecht
    • Narrated by: Martha Harmon Pardee
    • Length: 24 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 166
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      4 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 109

    Hecht champions doubt and questioning as one of the great and noble, if unheralded, intellectual traditions that distinguish the Western mind. From Socrates to Galileo and Darwin to Wittgenstein and Hawking, this is an account of the world's greatest intellectual virtuosos - who are also humanity's greatest doubters and disbelievers - and their attempts to reconcile the seeming meaninglessness of the universe with the human need for meaning.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The more you doubt, the more you want to know

    • By Gary on 01-25-15

    Regular price: $34.96