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    • A Macat Analysis of Ludwig Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations

    • By: Michael O'Sullivan
    • Narrated by: Macat.com
    • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
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    In Philosophical Investigations, the Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein presents a radical approach to problems in the philosophy of language and the philosophy of mind. In fact, he sets out a radically new conception of philosophy itself. Published in 1953, two years after Wittgenstein's death, many still consider it one of the finest works of 20th century philosophy.

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    • A Macat Analysis of Immanuel Kant's Critique of Pure Reason

    • By: Michael O'Sullivan
    • Narrated by: Macat.com
    • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
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    More than two centuries after its initial publication in 1781, Immanuel Kant's Critique of Pure Reason remains perhaps the most influential text in modern philosophy. Kant himself claimed his work as a revolutionary document and insisted that it changed the discipline of philosophy as thoroughly as Copernicus had changed astronomy 300 years earlier, when he said the Earth revolved around the sun and not the other way round.

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    • A Macat Analysis of Gilbert Ryle's The Concept of Mind

    • By: Michael O'Sullivan
    • Narrated by: Macat.com
    • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
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    Seventeenth-century French writer René Descartes, one of the fathers of philosophy, imagined the mind and body as two separate entities that combine to form a human being. This concept came to be called "mind-body dualism." Ryle set about ridiculing Descartes's idea of, as he put it, a "ghost in the machine" stating that it was "entirely false, and false not in detail but in principle...not merely an assemblage of particular mistakes. It is one big mistake and a mistake of a special kind."

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    • Filmmaker Paul Dalio Mines His Bipolar Disorder for Feature Debut

    • By: Michael O'Sullivan
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "Filmmaker Paul Dalio Mines His Bipolar Disorder for Feature Debut" is from the Entertainment section of The Washington Post. It was written by Michael O'Sullivan and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • A Macat Analysis of David Hume's An Enquiry of Human Understanding

    • By: Michael O'Sullivan
    • Narrated by: Macat.com
    • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
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    A work that had a huge influence on great thinkers including celebrated German philosopher Immanuel Kant, An Enquiry is Hume's examination of how we obtain information and form beliefs. He argues that we mainly gain knowledge through our senses, a theory known as empiricism. But while the impressions from our senses are key to our beliefs about the world, Hume argues that reason and facts play only a limited part.

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    • Carey Mulligan Talks about the Timeliness of 'Suffragette'

    • By: Michael O'Sullivan
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "Carey Mulligan Talks about the Timeliness of 'Suffragette'" is from the October 31, 2015 Life and Entertainment section of The Washington Post. It was written by Michael O'Sullivan and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • 'The 33' Director Recalls 'Hellhole' Where Mining Disaster Film Was Made

    • By: Michael O'Sullivan
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "'The 33' Director Recalls 'Hellhole' Where Mining Disaster Film Was Made" is from the November 14, 2015 Life and Entertainment section of The Washington Post. It was written by Michael O'Sullivan and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • Oscar Suddenly Notices Charlotte Rampling, after '45 Years'

    • By: Michael O'Sullivan
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "Oscar Suddenly Notices Charlotte Rampling, after '45 Years'" is from the Life and Entertainment section of The Washington Post. It was written by Michael O'Sullivan and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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