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Albert Camus: A Very Short Introduction Audiobook

Albert Camus: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Oliver Gloag Narrator: Graham Halstead Release Date: May 2020

Few would question that Albert Camus (1913-1960), novelist, playwright, philosopher and journalist, is a major cultural icon. His widely quoted works have led to countless movie adaptions, graphic novels, pop songs, and even t-shirts. In this Very Short Introduction, Oliver Gloag chronicles the inspiring story of Camus' life. From a poor fatherless settler in French-Algeria to the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Gloag offers a comprehensive view of Camus' major works and interventions, including his notion of the absurd and revolt, as well as his highly original concept of pure happiness through unity with nature called 'bonheur'. This original introduction also addresses debates on coloniality, which have arisen around Camus' work. Gloag presents Camus in all his complexity a staunch defender of many progressive causes, fiercely attached to his French-Algerian roots, a writer of enormous talent and social awareness plagued by self-doubt, and a crucially relevant author whose major works continue to significantly impact our views on contemporary issues and events.

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After Awareness: The End of the Path Audiobook

After Awareness: The End of the Path

Author: Greg Goode Narrator: Paul Boehmer Release Date: May 2020

Written by leading non-duality author Greg Goode, After Awareness offers an insider's look at the Direct Path-a set of liberating spiritual teachings inspired by Shri Atmananda (Krishna Menon). This book shares secrets of the Direct Path that are rarely revealed. It examines topics hardly ever mentioned in non-duality discussions, such as the importance of ethics, the language of non-duality, the role of the guru, and the provisional nature of the Direct Path itself. Our modern world is one of myriad beliefs and traditions. Most seekers explore a variety of ideas and spiritual paths before finding something that feels right: Eastern and Western philosophies, orthodox practices and mystical experiences, independent studies or devotion to a teacher. After Awareness takes this diversity into account, treating the Direct Path as one approach among many, rather than an objectively true description of reality. This is no prescriptive, step-by-step book: After Awareness examines core principles in non-duality and provides context, examples, and critiques of these ideas. It explores the Direct Path without presuming belief in the path's concepts. Instead, you'll discover the central elements of the Direct Path-such as direct experience, awareness, and the witness-offered as tools of self-inquiry, not eternal truths.

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Bottoming Out the Universe: Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing Audiobook

Bottoming Out the Universe: Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing

Author: Richard Grossinger Narrator: Richard Grossinger Release Date: May 2020

An exploration into consciousness, the universe, and the nature of reality • Draws on transdimensional physics and biology, reincarnation and past-life memories, animal consciousness, multiple identities, thoughtforms, soul pictures, and paranormal phenomena like crop circles and poltergeists • Explores the riddle of personal identity and how it differs from consciousness • Reveals that consciousness is more than encompassing all that exists--it also speaks to what has yet to manifest Scientific orthodoxy views the universe as conceived of matter--protons, neutrons, electrons, down to the smallest particle, quarks. But, when you keep digging, what is "beneath" quarks? The scientific worldview does not take into account consciousness or life itself. How did consciousness become part of the material universe? Is it a by-product of brain chemistry or a constituent of reality? Or, to dig deeper, which is more fundamental: the existence of an objective physical universe or our subjective experience of it? In this investigation into consciousness, the universe, and the nature of reality, Richard Grossinger offers a wide-ranging foundation for reimagining the universe as based in consciousness rather than matter. He presents in-depth analysis of the standard scientific description of the universe, revealing the holes in its theories. Exploring the interpenetration of matter and all reality by consciousness, the author looks at reincarnation and past-life memories, examining famous and lesser-known but verifiable accounts. He then explores the nature and origin of consciousness, with accompanying explorations of animal consciousness, the brain as a computer, multiple identities, thoughtforms, soul pictures, and paranormal phenomena like UFOs, faeries, and poltergeists. He also examines concepts from physics that combine elements of both consciousness and matter, such as collapsing waveforms and the uncertainty principle of quantum mechanics. Examining nonlocal and transpersonal modes of consciousness, Grossinger looks at the difference between consciousness and personal identity. He expands this discussion with reflections on Sethian cosmology, using Seth's own words and Jane Roberts's and John Friedlander's interpretations. He reveals that consciousness also encompasses what has yet to manifest and explains why the universe exists at all: why there is "something" rather than "nothing." Skewering the materialist paradigm and placing consciousness alongside mass, gravity, and heat as an essential component of the universe, Grossinger proposes that reality is a thoughtform where sentient beings collaborate to bring about a concrete realm vibrating at their own frequency.

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The Ultimate Stoicism Collection: Meditations, On the Shortness of Life, The Enchiridion of Epictetu Audiobook

The Ultimate Stoicism Collection: Meditations, On the Shortness of Life, The Enchiridion of Epictetu

Author: Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, Seneca Narrator: Various Release Date: May 2020

This audio book contains three of the most notable works on Stoic philosophy: The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, Seneca's On the Shortness of Life, and The Enchiridion of Epictetus. Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, and Epictetus are known as the founding fathers of Stoic philosophy. All three of these men believed that the path to eudaimonia (happiness, or blessedness) for humans is found in accepting the moment as it presents itself, by not allowing oneself to be controlled by the desire for pleasure or fear of pain, by using one's mind to understand the world and to do one's part in nature's plan, and by working together and treating others fairly and justly. They argued that virtue is the only good. Download this audio book now and listen to the works of the greatest Stoic philosophers that ever lived!

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Aesthetics: A Very Short Introduction Audiobook

Aesthetics: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Bence Nanay Narrator: Alex Wyndham Release Date: May 2020

Aesthetics is a branch of philosophy that explores the nature of art, beauty, and taste. It doesn't just consider traditional artistic experiences such as artworks in a museum or an opera performance, but also everyday experiences such as autumn leaves in the park, or even just the light of the setting sun falling on the kitchen table. It is also about your experience when you choose the shirt you're going to wear today or when you wonder whether you should put more pepper in the soup. Aesthetics is everywhere. It is one of the most important aspects of our life. In this Very Short Introduction Bence Nanay introduces the field of aesthetics, considering both Western and non-Western aesthetic traditions, and exploring why it is sometimes misunderstood or considered to be too elitist-by artists, musicians, and even philosophers. As Nanay shows, so-called 'high art' has no more claims on aesthetics than sitcoms, tattoos, or punk rock. In fact, the scope of aesthetics extends far wider than that of art, high or low, including much of what we care about in life. It is not the job of aesthetics to tell you which artworks are good and which ones are bad. It is not the job of aesthetics to tell you what experiences are worth having. If an experience is worth having for you, it thereby becomes the subject of aesthetics. This realization is important, because thinking about aesthetics in this inclusive way opens up new ways of understanding old questions about the social aspect of our aesthetic engagements, and the importance of aesthetic values for our own self.

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American Secession: The Looming Threat of a National Breakup Audiobook

American Secession: The Looming Threat of a National Breakup

Author: F.H. Buckley Narrator: John Pruden Release Date: May 2020

Americans have never been more divided, and we're ripe for a breakup. The bitter partisan animosities, the legislative gridlock, the growing acceptance of violence in the name of political virtue-it all invites us to think that we'd be happier were we two different countries. In all the ways that matter, save for the naked force of law, we are already two nations. There's another reason why secession beckons, says F. H. Buckley: we're too big. In population and area, the United States is one of the biggest countries in the world, and American Secession provides data showing that smaller countries are happier and less corrupt. They're less inclined to throw their weight around militarily, and they're freer too. Across the world, large countries are staring down secession movements. Many have already split apart. Do we imagine that we, almost alone in the world, are immune? We had a civil war to prevent a secession, and we're tempted to see that terrible precedent as proof against another effort. This book explodes that comforting belief and shows just how easy it would be for a state to exit the Union if that's what its voters wanted. But if that isn't what we really want, Buckley proposes another option, a kind of Secession Lite, that could heal our divisions while allowing us to keep our identity as Americans.

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Cynicism Audiobook

Cynicism

Author: Ansgar Allen Narrator: Nigel Patterson Release Date: May 2020

Everyone's a cynic, yet few will admit it. Today's cynics excuse themselves half-heartedly-'I hate to be a cynic, but . . .'-before making their pronouncements. Narrowly opportunistic, always on the take, contemporary cynicism has nothing positive to contribute. The Cynicism of the ancient Greeks, however, was very different. Bold and shameless, it was committed to transforming the values on which civilization depends. In this volume of the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, Ansgar Allen charts the long history of cynicism, from the 'fearless speech' of Greek Cynics in the fourth century BCE to the contemporary cynic's lack of social and political convictions. Allen describes ancient Cynicism as an improvised philosophy and a way of life disposed to scandalize contemporaries, subjecting their cultural commitments to derision. He chronicles the subsequent 'purification' of Cynicism by the Stoics; Renaissance and Enlightenment appropriations of Cynicism; and the transition from Cynicism (the philosophy) to cynicism (the modern attitude), exploring contemporary cynicism from the perspectives of its leftist, liberal, and conservative critics. Finally, he considers the possibility of a radical cynicism that admits and affirms the danger it poses to contemporary society.

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Critical Thinking: Skills and Tools to Understand Science and Logic Audiobook

Critical Thinking: Skills and Tools to Understand Science and Logic

Author: Joshua Coopers Narrator: Oskar Gundersen Release Date: May 2020

This guide contains two books, which talk about the following concept and subjects: Book 1: Are your arguments relevant or not? Can you find logic on words, or are the concepts behind them related to the expression? These and many other questions regarding critical thinking skills will be addressed in this comprehensive guide. The author looks at things from a different perspective, and uses scientific methods to uncover the truth. A great portion of this book is dedicated to finding the right job skills to perform better. These skills are all critical thinking skills, so if you’re trying to boost your abilities to do better work, there is much value in acquiring critical thinking skills, especially the ones outlined in this book. These and many others will open your eyes as to what a better way of reasoning can do for you. Book 2: The majority of this book is based on the concept of fallacies. This idea is the notion that people often come up with the wrong reasoning, the wrong conclusions, and the wrong steps in their logic. Because they do this, they often argue about things that completely seem to contradict each other but they don’t. Many people base their fallacies on emotions, past experiences, biased thoughts, or some other thing that gets in the way of pure, correct, infallible logic. In this guide, many fallacies will be broken down, explained, and debunked. This alone can help someone think faster, better, and more accurately. At the end of the book, the “Problem of Criterion” is outlined, and some words are said about what humor is, where it comes from, and how you can use it more effectively.

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Critical Thinking: Arguments, Job Interview Skills, and Scientific Approaches Audiobook

Critical Thinking: Arguments, Job Interview Skills, and Scientific Approaches

Author: Joshua Coopers Narrator: Oskar Gundersen Release Date: May 2020

Are your arguments relevant or not? Can you find logic on words, or are the concepts behind them related to the expression? These and many other questions regarding critical thinking skills will be addressed in this comprehensive guide. The author looks at things from a different perspective, and uses scientific methods to uncover the truth. A great portion of this book is dedicated to finding the right job skills to perform better. These skills are all critical thinking skills, so if you’re trying to boost your abilities to do better work, there is much value in acquiring critical thinking skills, especially the ones outlined in this book. These and many others will open your eyes as to what a better way of reasoning can do for you.

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Critical Thinking: Insights in Logical Fallacies and Sophistication in Deep Reasoning Audiobook

Critical Thinking: Insights in Logical Fallacies and Sophistication in Deep Reasoning

Author: Joshua Coopers Narrator: Oskar Gundersen Release Date: May 2020

The majority of this book is based on the concept of fallacies. This idea is the notion that people often come up with the wrong reasoning, the wrong conclusions, and the wrong steps in their logic. Because they do this, they often argue about things that completely seem to contradict each other but they don’t. Many people base their fallacies on emotions, past experiences, biased thoughts, or some other thing that gets in the way of pure, correct, infallible logic. In this guide, many fallacies will be broken down, explained, and debunked. This alone can help someone think faster, better, and more accurately. At the end of the book, the “Problem of Criterion” is outlined, and some words are said about what humor is, where it comes from, and how you can use it more effectively.

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Rules of Reason: Making and Evaluating Claims Audiobook

Rules of Reason: Making and Evaluating Claims

Author: Bo Bennett, Ph.D. Narrator: Bo Bennett, Ph.D. Release Date: May 2020

Claims are constantly being made, many of which are confusing, ambiguous, too general to be of value, exaggerated, unfalsifiable, and suggest a dichotomy when no such dichotomy exists. Good critical thinking requires a thorough understanding of the claim before attempting to determine its veracity. Good communication requires the ability to make clear, precise, explicit claims, or 'strong' claims. The rules of reason in this book provide the framework for obtaining this understanding and ability. This book is about the the eleven rules of reason for making and evaluating claims. Each covered in detail in the book. These are: 1) Acknowledge the Limits of Your Knowledge Regarding the Claim. 2) Explore Your Biases Related to the Claim. 3) Isolate the Actual Claim. 4) Clearly and Precisely Define Each Relevant Term. 5) Use Terms That Reflect the Scope of the Claim Accurately. 6) Operationalize Terms When Possible. 7) Make the Claim Falsifiable When Possible. 8) Express an Accurate and Meaningful Level of Confidence. 9) Convert Causes to Contributing Factors When Appropriate. 10) Make Strong Analogies and Call Out Weak Ones. 11) Filter All Relevant Assumptions Through These Same Rules. By the time you have finished this should book, no matter how good you were before at evaluating claims, you will be even better at it.

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The Prince Audiobook

The Prince

Author: Niccolo Machiavelli Narrator: David Medlow Release Date: May 2020

A short treatise on how to acquire power, create a state, and keep it, The Prince represents Machiavelli’s effort to provide a guide for political action based on the lessons of history and his own experience as a foreign secretary in Florence.

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