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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (291 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ben Dupre Narrator: Laurence Kennedy Publisher: Quercus Publishing Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2008 ISBN:
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The perfect introduction to the central ideas of philosophy now available in audio format.

Have you ever lain awake at night fretting over how we can be sure of the reality of the external world? Perhaps we are in fact disembodied brains, floating in vats at the whim of some deranged puppet-master?

If so, you are not alone - and what's more, you are in exalted company. For this question and other ones like it have been the stuff of philosophical rumination from Plato to Popper.

In a series of accessible and engaging short lectures delivered in the deep chocolate tones of reader Laurence Kennedy, 50 Philosophy Ideas You Really Need to Know introduces and explains the problems of knowledge, consciousness, identity, ethics, belief, justice, and aesthetics that have engaged the attention of thinkers from the era of the ancient Greeks to the present day. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Junho | 2/17/2014

    " excellent review on the brain in the vat, Plato's cave, Cogito Ergo Sum etc. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tara | 1/14/2014

    " The very essence of what a coffee table book should be. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christopher | 11/24/2013

    " Good starting point for getting into philosophy. Not in depth, but a nice intro to lots of good questions and ideas. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aurochz | 11/21/2013

    " A great introduction to some basic philosophical ideas. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dean Hamp | 10/26/2013

    " The title is half-right. But still an enjoyable romp through basic philosophical concepts. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicky | 12/23/2012

    " Very handy for spotting holes in my philosophical knowledge. The best "overview of philosophical ideas" book that I've seen. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Hope | 6/2/2012

    " This book was just okay. It probably would serve well as a coffee table book, but it wasn't super well written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea Bartlett | 3/22/2012

    " good book, some dry reading but overall written well. Very good selection of the 50 covered topics, everyone interested in philosophy should be familiar with these. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan Ragsdale | 12/25/2010

    " Sort of a "Philosophy for Dummies" book but it did motivate me to try and tackle Bertrand Russell's tome, A history of Western Philosophy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jen | 11/9/2010

    " I'd suggest this book only to people who already have a good understanding of philosophy. I was pretty lost through a lot of the book, and I found several of the "ideas" kind of boring. Those who only have a passing interest in philosophy should probably pass on this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Godot0424 | 10/1/2010

    " This book "demystifies" Western philosophies in laymans terms. Very user friendly! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maggie | 6/12/2010

    " Clean and clear. Will be on the shelve to save it for any friends who potentially have a passion for wisdoms. A simple and easy kick off. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danielle | 2/12/2010

    " I feel like they leave out important information about some of the theories and principles, but alot of amazing things and indeed all stuff you really need to know! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 AbyssalMang | 12/16/2009

    " Gets the ideas within, across well enough. Accurate information. "

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About the Author

Ben Dupre studied Classics at Exeter College, Oxford, before pursuing a career in reference publishing. He was Children’s Reference Publisher at Oxford University Press from 1992 until 2004 and has more than 20 years’ experience of bringing complex and challenging concepts to the widest possible audience in an accessible but authoritative manner. A gifted performer on both harpsichord and viola da gamba, he lives in North Oxford with his family.