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UNTIMELY CONSIDERATIONS

UNTIMELY CONSIDERATIONS

David Strauss – Writer and Confessor; On the Use and Abuse of History for Life; Schopenhauer as Educator; and Richard Wagner at Bayreuth

By Friedrich Nietzsche • Read by Michael Lunts
Untimely Considerations contain four essays: David Strauss – Writer and Confessor; On the Use and Abuse of History for Life; Schopenhauer as Educator; and Richard Wagner at Bayreuth.

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THE THEORY OF MORAL SENTIMENTS

THE THEORY OF MORAL SENTIMENTS
By Adam Smith • Read by Michael Lunts

‘How selfish soever man may be supposed, there are evidently some principles in his nature, which interest him in the fortune of others, and render their happiness necessary to him, though he derives nothing from it except the pleasure of seeing it.’

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THREE DIALOGUES BETWEEN HYLAS AND PHILONOUS

THREE DIALOGUES BETWEEN HYLAS AND PHILONOUS
By Adam Smith • Jonathan Keeble and Peter Kenny
Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous in Opposition to Sceptics and Atheists was the final statement by the empiricist philosopher George Berkeley, Bishop of Coyne, (1685-1753) on his views concerning subjective idealism, couched in the famous statement ‘esse is percipi’ - to be is to be perceived (mixing Latin with a bit of English was Berkeley’s idiosyncracy!).

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CRITIQUE OF JUDGEMENT

THE GAY SCIENCE

CRITIQUE OF JUDGEMENT
By IMMANUEL KANT • Read by Michael Lunts
Kant’s Critique of Judgement is the third and final part of his series of Critiques, which began with Critique of Pure Reason and continued with Critique of Practical Reason. The Critique of Judgement was published in 1790, and is divided into two parts, the Critique of Aesthetic Judgement and the Critique of Teleological Judgement.

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CRITIQUE OF PRACTICAL REASON

CRITIQUE OF PRACTICAL REASON
By IMMANUEL KANT • Read by Michael Lunts
The Critique of Practical Reason was published in 1788, seven years after his major work, Critique of Pure Reason. In it, Kant sets out his moral philosophy – and it proved a seminal text in the history of the subject. He argues that the summum bonum (the highest good) of life is that rather than just pursuing happiness, people should inhabit a moral dimension that enables them to deserve the happiness that God can give.

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THE GAY SCIENCE

THE GAY SCIENCE

THE GAY SCIENCE

(The Joyful Wisdom)

By Friedrich Nietzsche • Read by Michael Lunts
The Gay Science (The Joyful Wisdom) is one of Nietzsche’s greatest books. His wonderfully fertile mind roams over mankind, his thoughts, his emotions, his behaviour and his weaknesses with remarkable clarity, with insight - but also with humour!

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HUMAN ALL TOO HUMAN • MISCELLANEOUS MAXIMS AND OPINIONS • THE WANDERER AND HIS SHADOW

HUMAN, ALL TOO HUMAN

HUMAN ALL TOO HUMAN • MISCELLANEOUS MAXIMS AND OPINIONS • THE WANDERER AND HIS SHADOW

A Book for Free Spirits

Friedrich Nietzsche • Read by Michael Lunts
It was with Human, All Too Human, first published in 1878, that Nietzsche developed the aphoristic style that so suited his challenging views and uncompromising style. The text is divided into three main sections: Of the First and Last Things; History of the Moral Feelings and The Religious Life.

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