Extended Audio Sample

Download A Discourse on Method, Meditations on the First Philosophy, and Principles of Philosophy Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample A Discourse on Method, Meditations on the First Philosophy, and Principles of Philosophy, by René Descartes Click for printable size audiobook cover
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,896 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: René Descartes Narrator: James Adams Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
Regular Price: $16.95 Add to Cart
— or —
FlexPass™ Price: $12.95$5.95$5.95 for new members!
Add to Cart learn more )

This three-part work includes A Discourse on MethodMeditations on the First Philosophy, and Principles of Philosophy.

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,” and 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, mathematics, political theory, and ethics.

Download and start listening now!

BK_BLAK_003517

Quotes & Awards

  • “His aim was certainty—the kind of certainty that did not rely upon unobserved entities for the explanation of natural events nor upon the authority of learned theologians but by submitting everything to reason, in short by extending the clearness and distinctness of mathematical ideas and proofs to all spheres of human knowledge and to knowledge itself.”

    Chambers Biographical Dictionary

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Gilang Permana | 2/9/2014

    " Susah juga ngikutin pemikiran ini orang hehehehe, jadinya agak bingung kasih rating akunya yang rada ga mudeng ato emang Descartes yang gila hehehe "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Sam Farkas | 1/28/2014

    " Not convinced. That is all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Erik Graff | 1/21/2014

    " Despite the title, this editions contains more than the Discourse, the other selections being given in the description appended. I read this volume to supplement the Descartes readings for a course entitled "History of Classical Modern Philosophy" taken at Loyola University Chicago during the first semester of 1980/81. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Juanpe | 1/5/2014

    " Quite interesting discussion on research methods and the Carthesian way of thinking. Still, it was kind of tedious to read. "

  • > Show All
Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations