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4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5 4.50 (2 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Henry Thomas, Dana Lee Thomas Narrator: Edward Lewis Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Living Biographies Series Release Date: June 2005 ISBN: 9781455178049
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Every biography is a story of adventure. The energetic personalities of the world represent an adventure in living. The philosophical personalities, on the other hand, represent an adventure in thinking. And when we examine the lives of the philosophers, we find that the procession of a man’s thoughts can be as exciting a spectacle as the pageantry of a man’s deeds.

The great thinkers introduced in this work include: Plato, Socrates, Aristotle, Epicurus, Marcus Aurelius, Aquinas, Francis Bacon, Descartes, Spinoza, Locke, Hume, Voltaire, Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Emerson, Spencer, Nietzsche, William James, Bergson, and Santayana.

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  • “A marvelous introduction for the layperson…Each biography is well written, and reveals a wry sense of humor and a sense of the ironic…[Lewis’] delivery uses subtle inflection and varied pacing to make this journey into the history of ideas exciting.”


  • “This classic has lost none of its relevance…Today, the same great thinkers reign over Western thought…Reader Edward Lewis presents each philosopher as a unique individual passionately engaged in an adventure in thought. A basic work for every library.”

    Library Journal

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanette | 10/26/2010

    " A great addition to understanding the lives and not just the works of the great philosophers. - Listening to Audio version. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Umair | 2/27/2009

    " a simple and very interesting book about the living of philosophers and slightly touch of their Ideologies.... "

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About the Narrator

Edward Lewis (a.k.a. David Hilder) is a stage, film, and television actor. He has narrated unabridged audiobooks for over eighteen years and has recorded more than two hundred titles, spanning works of fiction and nonfiction.