Immanuel Kant

  • by A. J. Mandt
  • Narrated by Charlton Heston
  • 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Immanuel Kant's "transcendental" philosophy transcends the question of "what" we know to ask "how" we know it. Before Kant, philosophers had debated for centuries whether knowledge is derived from experience or reason. Kant says that both views are partly right and partly wrong, that they share the same error; both believe that the mind and the world, reason and nature, are separated from one another. Kant says that our reason organizes our sense perception to produce knowledge. The mind is a creative force for understanding the manifold of new, unconceptualized sense impressions with which the world bombards us. The Giants of Philosophy is a series of dramatic presentations, in understandable language, of the concerns, questions, interests, and overall world view of history's greatest philosophers. Special emphasis on clear and relevant explanations gives you a new arsenal of insights toward living a better life.

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Completely ruined by hopeless choice of narrator

This was one I just couldn't stomach. The 'cold dead hand' of the late Charlton Heston completely drains any sense from the narrative and makes it impossible to concentrate. I'd really been looking forward to this book, but Heston obviously read it out on autopilot as if he were reading a phone book, without any sense of what he was doing.

It's a classic example of how a really lousy choice of narrator can spoil an audiobook.

I shall wait for a better version one day. The material deserves better than this.
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- Heather

Interesting and eye opening

The speech was clear and cut down to the soul. it's inspirational. I want more
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- Sampson

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-07-2006
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.