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The Giants of Philosophy

The Giants of Philosophy audio books explain the views of the most influential philosophers in history. Assuming no prior knowledge of the listener, each audio book presents the concerns, questions, interests, and overall world view of a great philosopher. Receive an education in philosophy -- the easy way -- on the following philsophers: Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Aquinas, Spinoza, Hume, Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Dewey, and Sartre. These audio books are all narrated by Charlton Heston.

Titles on this Topic

Aristotle
Aristotle
by Thomas C. Brickhouse

Few philosophers have so extensively influenced thought and language as Aristotle. His conception of the universe pervades Christian theology.
Arthur Schopenhauer
Arthur Schopenhauer
by Mark Stone

Arthur Schopenhauer was the most articulate and influential pessimist in the history of human thought.
Baruch Spinoza
Baruch Spinoza
by Thomas Cook

A Portuguese Jew living in Holland, Spinoza was excommunicated because of the unorthodox view he took of God.
David Hume
David Hume
by Nicholas Capaldi

David Hume (1711-1776) represented the culmination of the British philosophy of sense-experience.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Friedrich Nietzsche
by Richard Schacht

Nietzsche condemned nearly all of the religious and philosophical thought of his day to blunt terms (e.g., God is dead).
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
by John E. Smith

Friedrich Hegel developed a profound and influential synthesis of all prior knowledge.
Immanuel Kant
Immanuel Kant
by A.J. Mandt

Immanuel Kant's "transcendental" philosophy transcends the question of "what" we know to ask "how" we know it.
Jean-Paul Sartre
Jean-Paul Sartre
by John Compton

Jean-Paul Sartre, a French philosopher, is perhaps the best known advocate of existentialism. In this view, no external authority gives life meaning: mankind is radically free and responsible.
John Dewey
John Dewey
by John J. Stuhr

John Dewey was America's most influential philosopher. He wanted philosophy to rise above old tired disputes to address new, more vital questions and problems.
Plato
Plato
by Berel Lang

Plato was the first great philosopher of the West to organize and record the issues and questions that define philosophy.
Soren Kierkegaard
Soren Kierkegaard
by George Connell

For Kierkegaard, truth is a subjective reality which we must live, not something to simply consider and discuss.
St. Augustine
St. Augustine
by Professor R. J. O Connell, S.J.

St. Augustine (354-430 A.D.) was the first great systematic Christian philosopher.
St. Thomas Aquinas
St. Thomas Aquinas
by Kenneth L. Schmitz

St. Thomas Aquinas is known for producing history’s most complete system of Christian philosophy.

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