HISTORY OF THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION

HISTORY OF THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION

HISTORY OF THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION By Leon Trotsky Read by Jonathan Booth 53 hours 06 minutes   The Russian Revolution of 1917 was one of the most cataclysmic events in world history, profoundly shaping politics, international relations, social patterns, economics and science in the century that followed. It created long-lasting aftershocks which travelled far beyond Continue Reading

THE PRINCIPAL SPEECHES OF DEMOSTHENES

THE PRINCIPAL SPEECHES OF DEMOSTHENES

THE PRINCIPAL SPEECHES OF DEMOSTHENES By Demosthenes Read by David Rintoul 7 hours 45 minutes   Demosthenes (384-322 BCE) is regarded as one of the greatest orators of Classical times. This view has persisted through the centuries even though his rousing speeches warning of the dangers of Macedonian expansion – firstly guided by Philip II Continue Reading

WHAT IS PROPERTY

WHAT IS PROPERTY?

WHAT IS PROPERTY? by PIERRE-JOSEPH PROUDHON Read by James Gillies 11 hours 12 minutes ‘Property is Theft’, a phrase which has passed into common parlance, was the rallying call of Pierre-Joseph Proudhon’s political treatise What Is Property?Proudhon (1809-1865) was both admired and excoriated. A political theorist of the first order, he was vilified in his native Continue Reading

A BRIEF HISTORY OF 20TH CENTURY WESTERN PHILOSOPHY

A BRIEF HISTORY OF 20TH CENTURY WESTERN PHILOSOPHY

A BRIEF HISTORY OF 20TH CENTURY WESTERN PHILOSOPHY by Garrett Thomson Read by James Gillies 11 hours 12 minutes During the 20th century, our understanding of the world was transformed thanks to the likes of relativity, quantum physics, molecular biology, chaos theory and computer science. Likewise, our comprehension of ourselves developed dramatically courtesy of theories Continue Reading

WHAT IS METAPHYSICS, WHAT IS PHILOSOPHY AND OTHER WRITINGS

WHAT IS METAPHYSICS, WHAT IS PHILOSOPHY AND OTHER WRITINGS

WHAT IS METAPHYSICS, WHAT IS PHILOSOPHY AND OTHER WRITINGS By Martin Heidegger Read by Martyn Swain 4 hours 24 minutes This recording contains four important and related works by Heidegger: ‘What is Philosophy’, ‘What is Metaphysics’, ‘On the Essence of Truth’ and ‘The Question of Being’. It starts with ‘What is Philosophy’ which originated as Continue Reading

THE NEUROTIC CHARACTER

THE NEUROTIC CHARACTER

THE NEUROTIC CHARACTER By Alfred Adler Read by Leighton Pugh 14 hours 13 minutes As the 20th century drew to a close, the Austrian psychologist Alfred Adler (1870-1937) was perhaps the least known of the prominent figures of his time – in particular Sigmund Freud and Carl Gustav Jung – and yet he continues to Continue Reading

SUMMA THEOLOGICA VOLUME 5

SUMMA THEOLOGICA VOLUME 5

SUMMA THEOLOGICA VOLUME 5 SUPPLEMENT TO PART III By Thomas Aquinas Read by Martyn Swain 39 hours 8 minutes Thomas Aquinas (c1225-1274) died before he could complete his ambitious plan for Summa Theologica, described as ‘a systematic compendium’ of Roman Catholic theology. Drawing on a wide range of Christian sources – and, controversially, on Greek Continue Reading

WAGNER’S ‘RING’ AND ITS SYMBOLS

WAGNER’S ‘RING’ AND ITS SYMBOLS

WAGNER’S ‘RING’ AND ITS SYMBOLS The Myth and the Music With 200 music examples By Robert Donington Read by Michael Lunts 13 hours 33 minutes ‘This enthralling book is an examination – deep analysis might be the word – of Wagner and his great work in terms not of politics or merely musical values, but Continue Reading

ON HEROES, HERO-WORSHIP and THE HEROIC IN HISTORY

ON HEROES, HERO-WORSHIP and THE HEROIC IN HISTORY

ON HEROES, HERO-WORSHIP and THE HEROIC IN HISTORY by Thomas Carlyle Read by James Gillies 11 hours 16 minutes Though conflicted, polemical and argumentative, Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) made a lasting impact on 19th century culture as a multi-talented man of letters. And though his lengthy history of the French Revolution proved his major scholarly legacy, Continue Reading

SARTOR RESARTUS

SARTOR RESARTUS

SARTOR RESARTUS by Thomas Carlyle Read by James Gillies 10 hours 40 minutes Sartor Resartus is one of the most unusual, even quirky, British novels, to emerge from the first half of the 19th century. Published in 1836, its varied heritage reflects the earlier eccentricities of Sterne and Swift, curiously mixed with influences from Goethe. Continue Reading

STUDIES IN THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SEX VOLUME 1

STUDIES IN THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SEX VOLUME 1

STUDIES IN THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SEX VOLUME 1 The Evolution of Modesty • The Phenomena of Sexual Periodicity • Auto-Erotism By Havelock Ellis Read by Charles Armstrong 12 hours 42 minutes Havelock Ellis (1859-1939) was a pioneering figure in modern sexual studies. In the early years of the 20th century, through his seven volumes of Continue Reading

STUDIES IN THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SEX VOLUME 2

STUDIES IN THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SEX VOLUME 2

STUDIES IN THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SEX VOLUME 2 Sexual Inversion – Homosexuality By Havelock Ellis Read by Charles Armstrong 16 hours 29 minutes The seven volumes of Studies in the Psychology of Sex by Havelock Ellis (1859-1939) which appeared between 1900 and 1928 were each a landmark in the more open considerations of sexual impulse Continue Reading

AN INQUIRY INTO THE HUMAN MIND

AN INQUIRY INTO THE HUMAN MIND: ON THE PRINCIPLES OF COMMON SENSE

AN INQUIRY INTO THE HUMAN MIND: ON THE PRINCIPLES OF COMMON SENSE by Thomas Reid Read by James Gillies 11 hours 58 minutes Though now little known outside specialist philosophical circles, the Scottish philosopher Thomas Reid (1710-1796) is remembered both for the founding of the Scottish School of Common Sense and his major work, An Continue Reading

THE REVOLUTION BETRAYED

THE REVOLUTION BETRAYED

THE REVOLUTION BETRAYED What is the Soviet Union and where is it going? By Leon Trotsky Read by Jonathan Booth tbc minutes   It is June 1936. Leon Trotsky (1879-1940) has finally been granted a visa for asylum in Norway, having been banned first from living in Paris, and then the whole of France.  With Continue Reading