• by Edward Craig
  • Narrated by Maurice West
  • 3 hrs and 35 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This lively and engaging audiobook is the ideal introduction for anyone who has ever been puzzled by what philosophy is or what it is for. Edward Craig argues that philosophy is not an activity born from another planet; learning about it is just a matter of broadening and deepening what most of us do already. He shows that philosophy is no mere intellectual pastime: Thinkers such as Plato, Buddhist writers, Descartes, Hobbes, Hume, Hegel, Mill, and de Beauvoir were responding to real needs and events, much of their work shapes our lives today and many of their concerns are still ours.
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Fantastic Introduction

This book does exactly as it promises: it provides the listener with a fantastic introduction, albeit from 35,000 feet, into the fascinating topic of Philosophy. It goes into sufficient details to encourage the listener to delve further into each of the topics for which it provide overviews. Easy to listen to, it is one of the best narrated audio books that I have had the pleasure to hear. I highly recommend this title.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 16-11-2005
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks