Descartes in 90 Minutes

Descartes in 90 MinutesPublisher: Blackstone Audio Inc
Author: Paul Strathern
Narrator: Robert Whitfield
Length: 2 hours (Unabridged)
Physical Price: $14.95
Download Price: $8.99
Format: Encoded Windows Media
Only Available in the US and Canada
© 2006 Blackstone Audio Inc
 
Rene Descartes spent most of his childhood in solitude, a situation that also came to characterize his adult life. Fortunately, these countless lonely hours helped Descartes produce the declaration that changed all philosophy: "I think, therefore I am."

Eventually convincing himself to doubt and disregard sensory knowledge, Descartes found he could prove his existence through his thoughts. This internal information, he believed, was the true reality and external forces were hopelessly deceiving.

Paul Strathern earned a degree in philosophy at Trinity College, Dublin, and has lectured in philosophy and mathematics. A Somerset Maugham prize winner, he has written books on history, philosophy, and travel as well as five novels. His articles have appeared in numerous publications, including the Observer (London) and the Irish Times. He lives and writes in London.

Earphones Awards recipient Robert Whitfield was born in England and worked for the BBC for ten years as a radio news announcer and also worked as a narrator for the Royal National Institute for the Blind in London. In addition to narrating for Blackstone Audiobooks, he involves himself in numerous stage-acting projects in the United States and Europe.

"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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"Come forth into the Light of things. Let Nature be your teacher."
-- William Wordsworth

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-- Dalai Lama

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"There is only one good...knowledge. There is only one evil... ignorance."
-- The Death of Socrates 

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"The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons."
-- Aristotle

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-- Cicero
 
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"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."
-- Albert Einstein
 
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-- Goethe

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I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.
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