History of Modern Philosophy


Read by Pamela Nagami

(4.5 stars; 12 reviews)

This book is a brief, but cogent discussion of Western philosophy-- from Francis Bacon and Giordano Bruno through Descartes, Spinoza, and Leibniz, Hume, Berkeley and Kant, the German idealists and Hegel, and ending with such nineteenth century luminaries as Mill, Spencer, and Nietzsche. Enchanted with Copernicus, Bruno goes to the stake for positing an infinity of inhabited worlds. Descartes, a professed skeptic, manages to justify everything the Jesuits taught him at La Flèche, while Spinoza, in mystical awe, envisions a pantheistic cosmos in which thought and extension are one and the same thing--God. The British philosopher, A.W. Benn, presents each thinker biographically and within the context of his philosophical predecessors and contemporaries. (Pamela Nagami, M.D.) (5 hr 1 min)

Chapters

Ch. 1: The Philosophical Renaissance, Pt. 1 25:00 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 1: The Philosophical Renaissance, Pt. 2 19:20 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 1: The Philosophical Renaissance, Pt. 3 16:52 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 2: The Metaphysicians, Pt. 1 21:25 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 2: The Metaphysicians, Pt. 2 22:47 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 2: The Metaphysicians, Pt. 3 25:57 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 3: The Theorists of Knowledge, Pt. 1 25:59 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 3: The Theorists of Knowledge, Pt. 2 16:29 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 3: The Theorists of Knowledge, Pt. 3 32:46 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 4: The German Idealists, Pt. 1 22:21 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 4: The German Idealists, Pt. 2 23:41 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 5: The Humanists of the Nineteenth Century, Pt. 1 27:01 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 5: The Humanists of the Nineteenth Century, Pt. 2 22:13 Read by Pamela Nagami

Reviews

Solid Overview


(5 stars)

The author has an opinion but luckily he carries with it a formed background of the philosophers and their ideas

well read


(5 stars)

Benn has very dubious opinions about the philosophers he covers, but he does cover them

Exceptional Reader. Amongst the best I have so far. would be nice if reader rea…


(5 stars)