• 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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- Simon

First time using Audible!

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I am going to commence my studies in Philosophy from October 2017 and I initially bought the book as a soft copy. Philosophy is new to me so I was a bit lost in reading it and not understanding, so I decided to listen to the audio for it since it was for free. I thought reading and listening to the same text was an amazing way to study so I really do suggest that. So I applied for the 12-month membership immediately.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

However in this case, and for this book, I was a bit disappointed with the audible performance. Sometimes the narrator skips words and sentences written in brackets, and sometimes even a whole paragraph. This got me lost at times since I was reading the book as well. Pages 87 - 93 were completely skipped as well which was dissapointing.

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- Brenda

Book Details

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