Descartes, Bacon,
and
Modern Philosophy

Descartes, Bacon, and Modern PhilosophyPublisher: Blackstone Audio Inc
Author: Professor Jeffrey Tlumak
Narrator: Lynn Redgrave
Length: 3 hours (Unabridged)
Download Price: $11.75
Format: Encoded Windows Media
© 2006 Blackstone Audio Inc
 
These two great seventeenth-century philosophers aimed to break free of oppressive traditions. Free scientific inquiry led them to skeptically question everything, though they also tried to reconcile science with religious faith.

Both Descartes and Bacon extolled the individual, arguing that the human mind can penetrate the deepest secrets of existence. Their ideas formulated the problems that would occupy philosophers for the next three hundred years.

The World of Philosophy series is a dramatic presentation, in understandable language, of the concerns, questions, interests, and overall outlook of the world's great philosophers and philosophical traditions. Special emphasis on clear and relevant explanations gives you a new arsenal of insights toward living a better life.

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed."
-- Albert Einstein


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-- The Death of Socrates 

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