Living Biographies of Great Philosophers

By Henry Thomas and Dana Lee Thomas
Read by Edward Lewis

The Living Biographies Series

9.72 Hours 09/01/2001 unabridged
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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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Summary

Summary

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“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.” AudioFile
“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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Author Bio: Henry Thomas

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Author Bio: Dana Lee Thomas

Dana Lee Thomas was an associate editor of Barron’s National Business and Financial Weekly. He attended Harvard, where he concentrated on history and economics. During the Second World War, he served as a news editor and military historian attached to the Third Army of General George S. Patton.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 9.72
Audience: Adult
Language: English