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LIVING BIOGRAPHIES OF GREAT PHILOSOPHERS
by Henry Thomas and Dana Lee Thomas
read by Edward Lewis
Biography • Unabridged
Book ID(2839) - 10.5 hrs (est.), Published - 09/01/01
Every biography is a story of adventure. The energetic personalities of the world represent an adventure in living. The philosophical personalities, on the other hand, represent an adventure in thinking. And when we examine the lives of the philosophers we find that the procession of a man’s thoughts can be exciting a spectacle as the pageantry of a man’s deeds.
The great thinkers introduced in this work include: Plato, Socrates, Aristotle, Epicurus, Marcus Aurelius, Aquinas, Francis Bacon, Descartes, Spinoza, Locke, Hume, Voltaire, Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Emerson, Spencer, Nietzche, William James, Bergson, and Santayhana.
“A marvelous introduction for the layperson....Each biography is well written, and reveals a wry sense of humor and a sense of the ironic....[Lewis’s] delivery uses subtle inflection and varied pacing to make this journey into the history of ideas exciting.”—AudioFile
“This classic has lost none of its relevance....Today, the same great thinkers reign over Western thought....Reader Edward Lewis presents each philosopher as a unique individual passionately engaged in an adventure in thought. A basic work for every library.”—Library Journal
Index of Contents:
Plato (including Socrates)