Everyone´s favorite houseguest who never left, Leon Black (played by award-winning comedian JB Smoove from HBO´s Curb Your Enthusiasm), drops his wisdom and good-bad advice for the masses. Learn the secrets Larry David has gleaned from the Falstaff of television. Live your best Leon. Bring the ruckus. Aristotle. Gandhi. Lao Tzu. Dr. Ruth. Amateurs. For centuries, bespectacled dorks have pored over the scrolls of the ancients, read tea leaves, and looked to the stars for philosophy, wisdom, and advice. While some people have probably offered good advice, and others offer bad advice, Leon is here to offer his brand of good-bad advice. These are the musings of a master genius spitting out the secrets of the universe - to help you become just like him. Be forewarned: in opening this audiobook and Leon´s mind, you need to be prepared for straight talk. The kind of unfiltered blunt straight talk that pounds on your door; invites itself in; makes itself at home; helps itself to your food, your security pass code, and your expensive organic beet juice; and finally makes itself comfortable on that twin bed in your guest room. All the while you think you´re helping it - but really it´s helping you help yourself! Because that´s how this book doozit. Leon Black: He ain´t wrong...he just ain´t right. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Leon Black. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/008078/bk_sans_008078_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An essential introduction to the history, concepts, and thinking behind philosophy that demystifies what can often be daunting subject matter, laid out in DK´s signature style.Are the ideas of René Descartes, Mary Wollstonecraft, John Locke, and Thomas Hobbes still relevant today? The Philosophy Book unpacks the writings and ideas of more than 100 of history´s biggest thinkers, taking you on a journey from ancient Greece to the modern day. Explore feminism, rationalism, idealism, existentialism, and other influential movements in the world of philosophy.From Socrates to Confucius to Julia Kristeva, The Philosophy Book breaks down difficult concepts in an approachable style. Cutting through the haze of academia and untangling complicated theories to show how our social, political, and ethical ideas are formed, The Philosophy Book contextualizes the information around time periods, innovative thinkers, method, and philosophical approach.The Philosophy Book is a perfect and comprehensive introduction to a complicated and fascinating subject. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason Culp. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006645/bk_rand_006645_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this lucid explanation of perennial philosophy, Arthur Versluis reveals this tradition - so often described as esoteric and inaccessible - to be closer to our interests and experience than many of us have realized. Versluis has distilled an immense amount of scholarship into this small volume, but its brevity is deceiving. Like the culmination to any alchemical work, Perennial Philosophy is a powerful tincture that - once imbibed - transports receptive listeners to a world in which they are part of a spiritual hierarchy that links heaven to earth. Arthur Versluis has distilled an immense amount of scholarship to produce a disarmingly accessible, lucid, and deeply penetrating study of the great philosophic traditions that underlie Western culture. Versluis concisely explains what perennial philosophy is and what it isn´t. This brilliant little book, written with stunning clarity, offers an entirely new perspective on what perennial philosophy actually means and entails. This is a return to the real philosophical quest, almost entirely forgotten by the academic world: a going beyond the limited self, to experience our kinship with the greater world and the deepest levels of reality, which results in a transformation of the self and a realization of our human nature. For anyone interested in the roots of our philosophical tradition, or what a living philosophy could look like today and in the future - a philosophy that actually inspires and fertilizes culture, art, and human experience - this book is indispensable 1. Language: English. Narrator: Arthur Versluis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/050560/bk_acx0_050560_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Stoicism is an active philosophy. That means that it is not enough to know its doctrines; one must also live them and develop habits that expand on and complete their ideas in practice. Practice, therefore, is also the focus of this audiobook, as well as the development of the listener’s inner and outer lives, that they may follow their own path and discover what it means to ´´live life in accordance with nature”. You will discover Stoicism and how to apply it. The audiobook includes a general introduction to Stoicism that pulls no punches when faced with the more complex aspects of Stoic doctrine. Topics addressed include:The history of the ancient Stoics.The nature of good and evil, virtue and vice, and positive and negative externals.The difference between those things in our control and those things not in our control.Stoic logic and practical reasoning.Stoicism’s role in the development of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).Stoic exercises and daily practice.Theology’s role in Stoicism and Stoic cosmology.Also included in the bundle is an audiobook titled Daily Stoic Journal on Meditation, Stoicism, Wisdom and Philosophy to Improve Your Life. The audiobook is a collection of Stoic sayings organized to allow daily reference and inspiration.Including quotes from: Marcus Aurelius Seneca Epictetus And much more.The Stoic advice covered in this volume runs the gambit from personal problems, to interpersonal relationships, to advice on work and productivity, to dealing with the hand of fate. Meditations in this audiobook are split up by seasons. There are meditations for each season, covering the four seasons. Face the world with a new light with the help of these immortal thinkers and learn both to conquer yourself and to come to terms with those things 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sam Slydell, Isaac Mantelli. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/145153/bk_acx0_145153_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The choice is yours, and you´ll have to live with the consequences for at least the rest of your life. Will you take the blue pill - put this audiobook back and go on thinking of The Matrix as just a movie? Or will you take the red pill - listen to this book, and find out just how far down the rabbit-hole goes? Is the world around us truly as it appears or are we inert bodies in tanks, our brains electronically stimulated to create a make-believe world which is all we know? This old philosophical puzzle has become cutting-edge cool with the appearance of the Keanu Reeves cult sci-fi movie, The Matrix. The Matrix is the most philosophical film ever made, every step of its fast-paced plot pivoting on a philosophical conundrum. If the world as we know it is nothing more than our dream, does this make the dream real? If we had the choice to step out of our world into a more real but less pleasant one - to take the red pill - would it be a moral failure not to do so? Why do humans have a value above that of intelligent electronic mechanisms? Can the mind live without the body or the body without the mind? In The Matrix and Philosophy, professional philosophers analyze The Matrix from many angles: metaphysical, epistemological, ethical, and aesthetic. They uncover hidden depths in this intricate work of art, and often reach disturbing conclusions. Those who take the red pill never look at ´the real world´ the same way again. The Matrix and Philosophy is also available in print from Open Court Books. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Oliver Wyman, Rick Adamson, Jennifer Jay Myers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhau/000104/bk_rhau_000104_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Problems of Philosophy is a 1912 book by Bertrand Russell, in which Russell attempts to create a brief and accessible guide to the problems of philosophy. Focusing on problems he believes will provoke positive and constructive discussion, Russell concentrates on knowledge rather than metaphysics: If it is uncertain that external objects exist, how can we then have knowledge of them but by probability? There is no reason to doubt the existence of external objects simply because of sense data. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Theis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/114993/bk_acx0_114993_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Isabel Dalhousie is a new mother and a connoisseur of philosophy; she´d rather not be a sleuth. But when a chance conversation at a dinner party draws Isabel into the case of a doctor whose career has been ruined, she cannot ignore what may be a miscarriage of justice. Because for Isabel ethics are not theoretical at all, but an everyday matter of life and death. As she attempts to unravel the truth behind Dr Thompson´s disgrace, Isabel´s patient intelligence is also required to deal with challenges in her own life. There is her baby son Charlie; Cat´s deli to look after, not to mention her vulnerable assistant Eddie; and a mysterious and unlikeable composer who has latched on to Jamie, making Isabel fear for the future of her new family. Isabel treads a difficult path between trust and gullibility, philanthropy and interference, while keeping in her sights the small but certain comforts of family, philosophy and a fine Saturday morning. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hilary Neville. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/000193/bk_twuk_000193_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It is the purpose of this book, the first of a two-part series, to, through an Epicurean lens, examine the obstacles to a good life and introduce solutions. Most of what this book says, the sequel will expand on, but much must be left to the listener to develop in their own mind and in their own way. This book has been written and edited with that critical view in mind. Once the background material has been covered, the obstacles to a pleasant life will be presented, followed by the tools required to overcome them, and then the habits and practice that apply those tools. Book two will expand on this by presenting potential problems with Epicurean ideas and methods, and troubleshoot additional obstacles that may emerge in applying them. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colleen Crimmins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/096765/bk_acx0_096765_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Isabel Dalhousie, Edinburgh philosopher and curious observer of the behaviour of her fellow man, is approached by a friend at a local boarding school that is planning to appoint a new headmaster; an anonymous letter has arrived suggesting that one of the shortlisted candidates has a compromising past. But which one is it? Isabel is once again drawn into an investigation, and finds herself exploring dilemmas of human weakness and forgiveness. She turns to her fiancée Jamie for advice, but he too appears to have something to hide . . . 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hilary Neville. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/000312/bk_twuk_000312_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this concise study, the basic principles of measurement-theory are stated. Topics covered include: Triangulation and precisification Diachronic vs. synchronic measurement The role of irrational numbers in measurement Metrical conventionalism (conventionalism as to metrical standards) and nomic conventionalism (conventionalism as to the laws of nature) Coordination of distinct metrical norms and the concomitant generalization of otherwise context-specific metrical concepts Additivity and non-additivity of volume, mass, and other magnitudes, in relation to Relativity Theory Scalar vs. vector magnitudes 1. Language: English. Narrator: Samuel Unger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/067038/bk_acx0_067038_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.