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Philosophy: The Classics

By Nigel Warburton

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Author Nigel Warburton reads from his book Philosophy: The Classics which is an introduction to 27 key works in the history of Philosophy

Customer Reviews

Basic but interesting

If like me you've always wanted to know a little more about philosophy, but have never quite managed to find a spare year to read Plato, this is a good compromise. I've been listening to them as I've cycled into work. Thought-provoking stuff. There is a limit of course to how far you can go in a 10 or 20 minute mini-lecture to explain whole, dense books, and their criticisms, but this seems to me to capture the basics in a comprehensible way. I hope this will get others to put free educational stuff on itunes too.

A masterpiece- thank you

Well constructed and presented in a clear and concise manner for all budding thinkers. Enjoy...

Great Introduction

Understandably perhaps, philosophy's a pretty complex subject- but these podcasts are great for giving the listener the basic ideas behind each of the works discussed. That said, Nigel does manage pack a lot in to each podcast so I find myself going back and listening again; fortunately the ideas are covered in a way which isn't too simplistic or too complex (both of which would put me off!). In short, these are interesting and thought provoking introductions which make a good first step for anyone like me who is new to the subject.