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    • Popular Lectures on Causality

    • By: J.-M. Kuczynski
    • Narrated by: J.-M. Kuczynski
    • Length: 13 mins
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    The author presents six easy to understand lectures on the nature of causality.

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    • What is Knowledge?

    • A Crash-Course in Epistemology
    • By: J.-M. Kuczynski
    • Narrated by: J.-M. Kuczynski
    • Length: 26 mins
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    It is made clear what knowledge is and how we acquire it. It is also explained how we can have knowledge of the future, the past, the possible, the imperceptible, and the non-existent. The Gettier problem is solved, and it is proved that we have a prior knowledge, as well as knowledge of non-trivial but purely analytic truths.

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    • superb

    • By Grey on 09-08-17

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    • Theoretical Knowledge and Inductive Inference

    • By: J.-M. Kuczynski
    • Narrated by: John-Michael Kuczynski
    • Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
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    According to David Hume, the concept of causation and probability are to be understood in terms of the concepts of similarity and repetition. In this book, it is shown that they are to be understood in terms of the concept of continuity. One corollary is that there is no legitimate basis for skepticism concerning the legitimacy of inductive inference. Another is that anti-realism about theoretical entities is misconceived.

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    • smartest book on audible

    • By Tina on 12-23-16

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    • Obsessive Fear as Unconscious Desire

    • By: J.-M. Kuczynski
    • Narrated by: J.-M. Kuczynski
    • Length: 11 mins
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    Obsessive fears are unconscious desires. The woman who is obsessively afraid that her phone is tapped actually wants her phone to be tapped; that is, she wants someone to pay attention to her. A neurotic fear of such and such is actually an unconscious desire for such and such, this being the topic of this brutally honest exchange.

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    • A skillful and accurate discussion.

    • By David on 09-25-16

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    • Selling Without Selling Out

    • Dialogues About the Human Condition
    • By: John-Michael Kuczynski
    • Narrated by: John-Michael Kuczynski
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
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    Dialogues about the human condition.

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    • Analytic Summary of Leibniz's Monadology

    • By: John-Michael Kuczynski
    • Narrated by: John-Michael Kuczynski
    • Length: 31 mins
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    Gottfried Leibniz wrote a supremely brilliant but notoriously obscure treatise titled the Monadology. The present work - written by Dr. J-M Kuczynski, the leading rationalist philosopher of the last 300 years - is an analytic summary of that work.

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    • A Priori Knowledge

    • A Dialogue
    • By: J.-M. Kuczynski
    • Narrated by: Norma Jean Gradsky
    • Length: 6 mins
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    In this fictitious dialogue, it is shown that one couldn't improve one's ability to reason unless one were ab initio able to reason. Since the ability to reason presupposes knowledge of dependence-relations, it follows that people are ab initio able to reason and therefore have a priori knowledge.

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    • Anger: A Dialogue

    • By: JM Kuczynski
    • Narrated by: John-Michael Kuczynski
    • Length: 5 mins
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    In this fictitious dialogue, it is discussed why it is beneficial to let go of anger.

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    • What is Analytic Truth?: A Dialogue

    • By: J.-M. Kuczynski
    • Narrated by: John-Michael Kuczynski
    • Length: 8 mins
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    In this fictitious dialogue, it is said what an analytic truth is, and it is established that such truths exist.

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    • Chomsky's Two Contributions to Philosophy

    • By: J.-M. Kuczynski
    • Narrated by: J.-M. Kuczynski
    • Length: 10 mins
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    Chomsky's arguments for the existence of pre-experiential knowledge, and for the existence of sub-personal cognition, are clearly stated and shown to be cogent.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If you want to understand Chomsky, read this book

    • By David on 09-25-16

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    • The Duhem-Quine Thesis

    • Philosophy Shorts, Volume 18
    • By: J.-M. Kuczynski
    • Narrated by: John-Michael Kuczynski
    • Length: 3 mins
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    According to W.V.O. Quine, no observational datum supports any given hypothesis more than it supports any other given hypothesis, our belief to the contrary being nothing more than a prejudice born of our irrational preferences for certain rules of inference over others. In this very short work, it is shown that Quine's thesis is false and that his argument for it is broken. A corollary is that Kuhn's relativism ("truth is paradigm-internal") is false.

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    • Relations and Ordinal Numbers

    • By: J.-M. Kuczynski
    • Narrated by: John-Michael Kuczynski
    • Length: 9 mins
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    The nature of relations, in the mathematical sense, is explained and, on that basis, the nature and significance of ordinal numbers is also explained. In the process, important points are made concerning the nature of mathematical structure.

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    • The Raven Paradox

    • By: J.-M. Kuczynski
    • Narrated by: John-Michael Kuczynski
    • Length: 9 mins
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    "All ravens are black" is logically but not confirmationally equivalent with "all non-black things are non-ravens." But this is impossible, given that logical equivalence guarantees confirmational equivalence. In this paper, this paradox is solved.

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    • The Professor as Sociopath

    • By: J.-M. Kuczynski
    • Narrated by: John-Michael Kuczynski
    • Length: 7 mins
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    This work identifies some of the masks worn by the sociopath, when he happens to be employed as a professor.

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    • True but not supported by evidence

    • By Bruce C. Chenoweth on 08-08-16

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    • Daily Aphorisms: February 16, 2017

    • By: Max Khan
    • Narrated by: J.-M. Kuczynski
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Original aphorisms.

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    • Time Travel

    • By: J.-M. Kuczynski
    • Narrated by: John-Michael Kuczynski
    • Length: 20 mins
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    In this brief but rigorous examination of the concept of time-travel, it is clearly stated what time-travel would be, were it possible. It is thereby shown that the very concept of time-travel is incoherent.

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    • Utterly cogent and definitive

    • By David on 09-25-16

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