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A Discourse on Method Audiobook

A Discourse on Method: Meditations on the First Philosophy: Principles of Philosophy

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By calling everything into doubt, Descartes laid the foundations of modern philosophy. With the celebrated words "I think therefore I am," his compelling argument swept aside ancient and medieval traditions. He deduced that human beings consist of minds and bodies; that these are totally distinct "substances"; that God exists and that He ensures we can trust the evidence of our senses. Ushering in the "scientific revolution" of Galileo and Newton, his ideas have set the agenda for debate ever since. His philosophical methods and investigation changed the course of Western philosophy and led to or transformed the fields of metaphysics, epistemology, physics and mathematics, political theory and ethics.

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  • Vinicius Moreira
    Franklinton, Louisiana United States
    14/05/11
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    "Dense historic document"

    I will purchase the book. The language is difficult which complicates concentration and comprehension throughout.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Andrew
    Cottesloe, Australia
    22/10/10
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    "THANK YOU"

    PERFECT- I ONLY WISH THERE WAS MORE PHILOSOPHY AVAILIBLE AT AUDIBLE. COM
    THANK YOU AGAIN..........................PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    19/06/16
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    "Most Beautiful Explication on Philosophy"

    Well done.
    Well authored and beautifully performed.
    To think that he thought of the content in the 17th century is amazing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • SunshineAndRain
    San Diego
    20/05/12
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    "A classic, old syntax and all"
    What did you like best about A Discourse on Method? What did you like least?

    This is the real deal, Descartes' "I think therefore I am" masterpiece. Be forewarned it contains old fashioned syntax and an even more old fashioned view of the world. If you want to listen to this seminal philosophical work, it's all here.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • BK Stubbs
    15/03/10
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    "Great book but hard to "audiobook" it"

    Even though the narrator does a good job, it can be taxing to listen to. Since I have read the book I was hoping I might be able to grasp the audiobook, but it is still difficult.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Vignesh Krishnan
    28/10/16
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    "Unabridged is a bit difficult to follow"

    The unabridged version is a bit difficult to follow ! The sentences are very long and the narrative is complex .

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