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    • 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
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    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

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Will to Power: The Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche

    • By: The Great Courses, Kathleen M. Higgins, Robert C. Solomon
    • Narrated by: Kathleen M. Higgins, Robert C. Solomon
    • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Who was Friedrich Nietzsche? This lonely and chronically ill, yet passionate, daring, and complex man is perhaps the most mysterious and least understood of all contemporary philosophers. Why are his brilliant insights so relevant for today? How did he become the most misinterpreted and unfairly maligned intellectual figure of the last two centuries?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect entry point for understanding Nietzsche

    • By Charley Yeager on 03-09-15

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Passions: Philosophy and the Intelligence of Emotions

    • By: Robert C. Solomon, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Robert C. Solomon
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Conventional wisdom suggests there is a sharp distinction between emotion and reason. Emotions are seen as inferior, disruptive, primitive, and even bestial forces. These 24 remarkable lectures suggest otherwise-that emotions have intelligence and provide personal strategies that are vitally important to our everyday lives of perceiving, evaluating, appraising, understanding, and acting in the world.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Meditation on emotions - Slow to start but worth the experience

    • By oded noy on 06-17-16

    Regular price: $34.95