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  • Tao Te Ching

    Tao Te Ching

    Genre: History,Literature,Philosophy,Asia
    Author: Lao Tzu
    Duration: 01:30:00

    Like many other philosophical writings, the Tao Te Ching is a timeless Chinese treasure. The ancient writings are credited to Lao Tzu, although some believe them to be authored by a number of persons writing under the Lao Tzu pen name. Nevertheless, this abridged audio version gives the listene ... [ more ]

  • Introduction to Metaphysics

    Introduction to Metaphysics

    Genre: Science & Technology,History & Philosophy
    Author: Henri Bergson
    Duration: 01:46:05

    An Introduction to Metaphysics (Introduction a la Metaphysique) is a 1903 essay by Henri Bergson that explores the concept of reality. For Bergson, reality occurs not in a series of discrete states but as a process similar to that described by the Greek philosopher Heraclitus. Reality is fluid and c ... [ more ]

  • Better Angels of Our Nature

    Better Angels of Our Nature

    Genre: Science & Technology,History & Philosophy,Social Science
    Author: Steven Pinker
    Duration: 36:45:00

    We've all asked, What is the world coming to? But we seldom ask, How bad was the world in the past? In this startling new book, the bestselling cognitive scientist Steven Pinker shows that the world of the past was much worse. In fact, we may be living in the most peaceable era yet. Evidence of a bl ... [ more ]

  • Greatest Minds and Ideas of All Time

    Greatest Minds and Ideas of All Time

    Genre: Science & Technology,History & Philosophy,Lectures,Arts
    Author: Will Durant
    Duration: 03:15:00

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning author offers a concise overview of the best of our heritage. Eloquent and engaging, this is a liberal arts curriculum: the most remarkable events, people, and ideas the world has known. Includes The Ten Greatest Thinkers, The Ten Greatest Poets, The One Hundred Best Books ... [ more ]

  • Book of Five Rings

    Book of Five Rings

    Genre: History,Sports,Philosophy,Other Sports & Recreation
    Author: Musashi Miyamoto
    Duration: 02:42:00

    Setting down his thoughts on swordplay, on winning, and on spirituality, legendary swordsman Miyamoto Musashi intended this modest work as a guide for his immediate disciples and future generations of samurai. He had little idea he was penning a masterpiece that would be eagerly devoured by people i ... [ more ]

  • Swerve: How the World Became Modern

    Swerve: How the World Became Modern

    Genre: Science & Technology,History & Philosophy
    Author: Stephen Greenblatt
    Duration: 09:44:00

    Renowned historian Stephen Greenblatt's works shoot to the top of the New York Times best-seller list. With The Swerve, Greenblatt transports listeners to the dawn of the Renaissance and chronicles the life of an intrepid book lover who rescued the Roman philosophical text On the Nature of Things fr ... [ more ]

  • Breakfast with Buddha

    Breakfast with Buddha

    Genre: Religion & Spirituality,Fiction,Relationships,Literature,Philosophy,Health, Mind, Body & Soul,Novels,Buddhism,Teaching Stories
    Author: Roland Merullo
    Duration: 09:37:00

    The only thing certain about a journey is that it has a beginning and an end---for you never know what may happen along the way. And so it is with Breakfast with Buddha, a journey into the minds and souls of two very different men---one of them in search of the truth, the other a man who may have al ... [ more ]

  • A Letter to the Hindus

    A Letter to the Hindus

    Genre: Religion & Spirituality,Philosophy,Christianity,Hinduism
    Author: Leo Tolstoy
    Duration: 00:40:00

    A Letter to a Hindu was written in 1908by Leo Tolstoy to Tarak Nath Das, an Indian revolutionary and internationalist scholar. The letter was translated and reprinted by Mohandas Gandhi, who used the ideas of love revealed through non-violent resistance in his own ideological teachings. Non-violent ... [ more ]

  • Allegory of the Cave: An Excerpt from The Republic

    Allegory of the Cave: An Excerpt from The Republic

    Genre: Literature,Philosophy,Essays and Anthologies
    Author: Plato
    Duration: 00:09:00

    Plato's description of what it is like to be a philosopher - a lover of wisdom. ... [ more ]

  • Most Human Human

    Most Human Human

    Genre: Science & Technology,History & Philosophy
    Author: Brian Christian
    Duration: 09:37:00

    The Most Human Human is a provocative, exuberant, and profound exploration of the ways in which computers are reshaping our ideas of what it means to be human. Its starting point is the annual Turing Test, which pits artificial intelligence programs against people to determine if computers can think ... [ more ]

  • Internet of Us: Knowing More and Understanding Less in the Age of Big Data

    Internet of Us: Knowing More and Understanding Less in the Age of Big Data

    Genre: Science & Technology,History & Philosophy
    Author: Michael P. Lynch
    Duration: 06:32:20

    We used to say 'seeing is believing'; now googling is believing. With 24/7 access to nearly all of the world's information at our fingertips, we no longer trek to the library or the encyclopedia shelf in search of answers. We just open our browsers, type in a few keywords and wait for the informatio ... [ more ]

  • Mirage

    Mirage

    Genre: NonFiction,Science & Technology,History & Philosophy
    Author: Nina Burleigh
    Duration: 10:27:00

    Little more than two hundred years ago, only the most reckless or eccentric Europeans had dared traverse the unmapped territory of the modern-day Middle East. Its history and peoples were the subject of much myth and speculation–and no region aroused greater interest than Egypt. It was n ... [ more ]

  • Proust Was a Neuroscientist

    Proust Was a Neuroscientist

    Genre: Science & Technology,History & Philosophy,Psychology
    Author: Jonah Lehrer
    Duration: 07:41:00

    In this technology-driven age, it's tempting to believe that science can solve every mystery. After all, science has cured countless diseases and even sent humans into space. But as Jonah Lehrer argues in this sparkling debut, science is not the only path to knowledge. In fact, when it comes to unde ... [ more ]

  • Great Ideas: A Retrospective, Vol. 1

    Great Ideas: A Retrospective, Vol. 1

    Genre: Philosophy,Lectures,Ethics
    Author: Mortimer J. Adler
    Duration: 12:29:00

    First aired on KGO-TV in San Francisco from 1953-54, this original series offers a synoptical approach to the Great Books. It cannot be too oft repeated that philosophy is everybody's business. This compendium includes Adler's philosophic renditions of art, democracy, emotions, freedom, justice, pro ... [ more ]

  • Selections from the Writings of Cicero

    Selections from the Writings of Cicero

    Genre: History,Literature,Independent,Philosophy,Classics
    Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Duration: 08:12:00

    This edition contains three selections by Roman statesman and philosopher Marcus Tullius Cicero: On Friendship, De Officiis (On Duties), and Scipio's Dream. ... [ more ]

  • Kybalion

    Kybalion

    Genre: Selfhelp,Philosophy,Health, Mind, Body & Soul
    Author: The Three Initiates
    Duration: 04:07:00

    He was the father of the occult, the founder of astrology, the discoverer of alchemy. He was Hermes Trismegistus, and as the scribe of the gods of ancient Egypt, he possessed all divine knowledge... which he passed on to humanity, though only those who have been tutored in its wonders can fully unde ... [ more ]

  • Platonic Tradition: Understanding Plato’s Impact Through The Ages

    Platonic Tradition: Understanding Plato’s Impact Through The Ages

    Genre: History,Philosophy,Ancient Civilizations
    Author: Professor Peter Kreeft
    Duration: 05:05:00

    This engaging course of lectures provides a detailed overview of Plato’s philosophy and its central idea—the idea of a transcendent reality popularly known as the theory of forms. Professor Kreeft then takes us on a journey through Western philosophical history to show how that central idea has eith ... [ more ]

  • Kingdom of Speech

    Kingdom of Speech

    Genre: Science & Technology,History & Philosophy
    Author: Tom Wolfe
    Duration: 04:39:18

    The maestro storyteller and reporter provocatively argues that what we think we know about speech and human evolution is wrong. Tom Wolfe, whose legend began in journalism, takes us on an eye-opening journey that is sure to arouse widespread debate. THE KINGDOM OF SPEECH is a captivating, paradigm- ... [ more ]

  • St. Augustine in 90 Minutes

    St. Augustine in 90 Minutes

    Genre: Literature,Philosophy,Classics
    Author: Paul Strathern
    Duration: 01:15:00

    In St. Augustine in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of St. Augustine's life and ideas and explains their influence on man's struggle to understand his existence in the world. ... [ more ]

  • Marx in 90 Minutes

    Marx in 90 Minutes

    Genre: Philosophy,Lectures,Economics
    Author: Paul Strathern
    Duration: 01:25:00

    In Marx in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Marx's life and ideas and explains their influence on man's struggle to understand his existence in the world. ... [ more ]