• Immanuel Kant

  • The Giants of Philosophy
  • By: A. J. Mandt
  • Narrated by: Charlton Heston
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 05-07-06
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3.6 (7 ratings)


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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3 out of 5 stars
By Heather on 05-01-14

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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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Sampson on 01-02-15

Interesting and eye opening

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

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4 out of 5 stars
By Smelly Ian on 04-06-07

Well worth the download!

I suspect I will have the same thing to say about all of the books in this series, as they are all narrated by Charlton Heston and are similar in quality. The recording is also excellent. These books are a lot of fun as they are concise, easy to understand, clear on the main points, and masterfully read. Although my political leanings kept me from being excited about downloading a book read by Charlton Heston, I have to admit that he has a style and flair that make the books very listenable. The "European" accented readings of other philosophers by other actors are a little cheesy at first, but do help with the atmosphere.

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6 of 7 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By eprieto3 on 10-10-11

Why the goofy accents?

Great intro to Kant, good job by Chuck Heston. Hated the cheesy accents for the quoted material.

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