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FIELDS, FACTORIES, AND WORKSHOPS

FIELDS, FACTORIES, AND WORKSHOPS

By Pyotr Kropotkin
Read by Peter Kenny
7 hours 51 minutes

Pyotr Kropotkin (1842-1921) was one of the most interesting figures to emerge from the Russian Communist movement, developing the path of Communist Anarchism: he was not associated, either in theory or practice with the violence associated with that time of great change. Born into a Russian aristocratic land-owning family, he was affected by the injustice he saw as a young man on his father’s estate and committed himself early to social change; but his study and interest in science, geography, anthropology and philosophy enriched and broadened his political views. Fields, Factories, and Workshops (1898) was one of his three most important texts (along with The Conquest of Bread and Mutual Aid – also available on Ukemi Audiobooks). Continue Reading →

MUTUAL AID

MUTUAL AID

By Pyotr Kropotkin
Read by Peter Kenny
8 hours 24 minutes

PYOTR KROPOTKIN (1842-1921), one of the most individual political figures of his time, is best known as an influential anarchist communist. But he was also a scientist, geographer and philosopher, a man who, having grown up on his aristocratic father’s extensive country estate in Russia, had a deep understanding of, and love for, animals (wild and domesticated) the countryside and wildernesses. And all this was underpinned by a life committed to work for the good of humanity. Continue Reading →

Peter Kenny

Peter Kenny

Peter Kenny is an actor and musician. He has worked for A&BC Theatre Co., the Royal Shakespeare Company and the BBC Radio Drama Company. He is a member of the early music group Passamezzo. A prolific recorder of audiobooks, he has recorded over thirty titles including The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner and The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared. Authors include Iain M. Banks and Paul O’Grady.

THE CONQUEST OF BREAD

THE CONQUEST OF BREAD

By Pyotr Kropotkin
Read by Peter Kenny
7 hours 30 minutes

Pyotr Alexeyevich Kropotkin (1842-1921) was the leading – and the most widely admired – Anarchist Communist in the last decades of the 19th century and the first decades of the 20th. He lived long enough to see the establishment of Communism in Russia under Lenin who acknowledged Kropotkin’s commitment to political change. Continue Reading →

THREE DIALOGUES BETWEEN HYLAS AND PHILONOUS

THREE DIALOGUES BETWEEN HYLAS AND PHILONOUS

By Adam SMITH
Read by Jonathan Keeble and Peter Kenny
3 hours 49 minutes

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!). Continue Reading →

THE SOCRATIC DIALOGUES – LATE PERIOD VOLUME 1

THE SOCRATIC DIALOGUES – LATE PERIOD VOLUME 1

Timaeus • Sophist • Critias • Statesman • Philebus

By Plato
Multi-Voice Production – David Rintoul as Socrates, with David Timson, Peter Kenny and full cast
10 hours 41 mins

These five very different Socratic Dialogues date from Plato’s later period when he was revisiting his early thoughts and conclusions and showing a willingness for revision. In Timaeus  (mainly a monologue read by David Timson in the title role) Plato considers cosmology in terms of the nature and structure of the universe, the ever-changing physical world and the unchanging eternal world. And he proposes a demiurge as a benevolent creator God. Continue Reading →