The Story of Philosophy by Will Durant audiobook

The Story of Philosophy: The Lives and Opinions of the Greater Philosophers

By Will Durant
Read by Grover Gardner

Blackstone Publishing

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Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781441773494

  • ISBN: 9781441773487

  • ISBN: 9781441773500

  • ISBN: 9781441773531

Runtime: 19.45 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Philosophy
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The product of eleven years of research, The Story of Philosophy is an endlessly inspiring and instructive chronicle of the world’s greatest thinkers, from Socrates to Santayana. Written with exacting and scrupulous scholarship, it was designed both to command the respect of educators and to capture the interest of the layman.

Durant lucidly describes the philosophical systems of such world-famous “monarchs of the mind” as Plato, Aristotle, Francis Bacon, Spinoza, Kant, Voltaire, and Nietzsche. Along with their ideas, he offers their flesh-and-blood biographies, placing their thoughts within their own time and place and elucidating their influence on our modern intellectual heritage. This book is packed with wisdom and wit.

The Story of Philosophy is a key book for any reader who wishes to survey the history and development of philosophical ideas in the Western world.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A delight.” New York Times
“Easily the most engaging writer of Western intellectual history in the English language, Will Durant breathes life into philosophers and their ideas. He is colorful, witty, and above all, informative.” Amazon.com, editorial review

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Author

Author Bio: Will Durant

Author Bio: Will Durant

Will Durant (1885–1981) was an award-winning American writer, historian, and philosopher. He and his wife were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction in 1968 for Rousseau and Revolution, and he was a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Durant spent over forty years writing the critically acclaimed eleven-volume Story of Civilization, the later volumes with the help of his wife, Ariel. He sought to revitalize history by unifying and humanizing the great body of historical knowledge, which had become voluminous and fragmented into esoteric subcategories. He also strove to bring philosophy to the common man. Durant was a champion of human rights, social reform, and the brotherhood of man long before they became well-known issues.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD, Playaway
Category: Nonfiction/Philosophy
Runtime: 19.45
Audience: Adult
Language: English