Meditations on First Philosophy by René Descartes (1596-1650). Translated by John Veitch (1829-1894). Meditations on First Philosophy (FULL audiobook) by Rene Descartes After several years working on a treatise putting forth his mechanistic philosophy and physics, Descartes shelved the project when his contemporary, Galileo, was charged with heresy. That work, The World, was only published […]

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Meditations on First Philosophy by René Descartes (1596-1650). Translated by John Veitch (1829-1894). Meditations on First Philosophy (FULL audiobook) by Rene Descartes After several years working on a treatise putting forth his mechanistic philosophy and physics, Descartes shelved the project when his contemporary, Galileo, was charged with heresy. That work, The World, was only published […]

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Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion by David Hume (1711-1776) Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion In Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion, philosopher David Hume examines whether belief in God can be rational. The work takes the form of a debate between three characters: Cleanthes, who argues that the existence and nature of God can be empirically verified; Demea, who […]

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Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion by David Hume (1711-1776) In Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion, philosopher David Hume examines whether belief in God can be rational. The work takes the form of a debate between three characters: Cleanthes, who argues that the existence and nature of God can be empirically verified; Demea, who argues that God is […]

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An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume (1711-1776) An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding The Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding is a shortened and simplified version of Hume’s masterpiece A Treatise of Human Nature. It sought to reach a wider audience, and to dispel some of the virulent criticism addressed toward the former book. In it, […]

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An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume (1711-1776) The Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding is a shortened and simplified version of Hume’s masterpiece A Treatise of Human Nature. It sought to reach a wider audience, and to dispel some of the virulent criticism addressed toward the former book. In it, Hume explains his theory of […]

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Meditations on First Philosophy by René Descartes (1596-1650). Translated by John Veitch (1829-1894). Meditations on First Philosophy (FULL audiobook) by Rene Descartes After several years working on a treatise putting forth his mechanistic philosophy and physics, Descartes shelved the project when his contemporary, Galileo, was charged with heresy. That work, The World, was only published […]

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Meditations on First Philosophy by René Descartes (1596-1650). Translated by John Veitch (1829-1894). Meditations on First Philosophy (FULL audiobook) by Rene Descartes After several years working on a treatise putting forth his mechanistic philosophy and physics, Descartes shelved the project when his contemporary, Galileo, was charged with heresy. That work, The World, was only published […]

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A lot of the Republic discusses art and poetry? Why does Plato find this so important? Well, the poets had a monopoly on the “telling people how to live business” and Plato was about to bust it up. For more on art in The Republic, Check out our blog: http://www.60secondphilosophy.com/blog/art-in-the-republic Have a question on a […]

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The Symposium – audiobook PLATO (ΠΛΆΤΩΝ) (c. 428 BC – c. 347 BC), translated by Benjamin JOWETT (1817 – 1893) In one of Plato’s more accessible works, Apollodorus tells a friend about a drinking party (or symposium) attended by many of intellectuals of late 5th century Athens. The men are one their second night of […]

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