• Descartes, Bacon, and Modern Philosophy

  • By: Jeffrey Tlumak
  • Narrated by: Lynn Redgrave
  • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 04-05-12
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • 3 out of 5 stars 3.0 (6 ratings)

Summary

These two great 17th-century philosophers aimed to break free of oppressive traditions. Free scientific inquiry led them to skeptically question everything, though they also tried to reconcile science with religious faith. Both Descartes and Bacon extolled the individual, arguing that the human mind can penetrate the deepest secrets of existence. Their ideas formulated the problems that would occupy philosophers for the next 300 years. The World of Philosophy series is a dramatic presentation, in understandable language, of the concerns, questions, interests, and overall outlook of the world's great philosophers and philosophical traditions. Special emphasis on clear and relevant explanations gives you a new arsenal of insights toward living a better life.
©2012 Blackstone Audio, Inc.; 1996 Carmichael & Carmichael, Inc. and Knowledge Products
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2 out of 5 stars
By Christopher Wilton on 10-11-11

Not Great

Though informative, over three-quarters of the treatment is concerned with Descartes, leaving very little room for Bacon and leaving Modern Philosophy as an after thought tacked on as a closing paragraph. There's also problems with the recording at certain points throughout making it quite irritating to listen to at times.

If you want to learn more about Descartes than Bacon this is probably good as an introduction, but don't expect much else.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Res Cogitans on 23-11-06

More Descartes than Bacon

Very detailed (and accurate) summary of Descartes's philosophy. Much less info about Bacon.

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