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RUSSELL, B.: History of Western Philosophy (A) (Unabridged)

Bertrand Russell’s A History of Western Philosophy serves as the perfect introduction to its subject.

Charting philosophy’s course from the pre-Socratics up to the early twentieth century, Russell relates each philosopher and school to their respective historical and cultural contexts, providing erudite commentary throughout his invaluable survey.

This engaging and comprehensive work has done much to educate and inform generations of general readers; it is written in accessible and elegantly crafted prose and allows for an easy grasp of complex ideas.



Disc 1

  A History of Western Philosophy (Unabridged)
1.   Preface 00:04:48
2.   Introduction 00:10:34
3.   The barbarian invasion… 00:10:50
4.   The Catholic Church was derived… 00:09:57
5.   Book I, Part I, Chapter I: The Rise of Greek Civilization 00:10:26
6.   The Cretans worshipped a goddess… 00:10:10
7.   The Homeric poems… 00:09:49
8.   There was, however, in ancient Greece… 00:12:49


Disc 2

  A History of Western Philosophy (Unabridged)
1.   The well - spring of which the soul… 00:12:55
2.   Chapter II: The Milesian School 00:13:25
3.   Chapter III: Pythagoras 00:11:48
4.   It is interesting to observe… 00:11:55
5.   Chapter IV: Heraclitus 00:08:51
6.   From what survives of his writings… 00:09:00
7.   The metaphysics of Heraclitus… 00:09:29
8.   Chapter V: Parmenides 00:01:39


Disc 3

  A History of Western Philosophy (Unabridged)
1.   The doctrine of Parmenides… 00:11:40
2.   Chapter VI: Empedocles 00:13:49
3.   Chapter VII: Athens in Relation to Culture 00:09:12
4.   Chapter VIII: Anaxagoras 00:06:19
5.   Chapter IX: The Atomists 00:08:42
6.   In regard to both questions alike… 00:08:31
7.   The modern physicist… 00:08:18
8.   Chapter X: Protagoras 00:12:29


Disc 4

  A History of Western Philosophy (Unabridged)
1.   To some extent… 00:08:16
2.   Part II, Chapter XI: Socrates 00:10:30
3.   The oracle of Delphi… 00:09:51
4.   The Apology gives a clear picture… 00:11:48
5.   Chapter XII: The Influence of Sparta 00:09:16
6.   Sparta aroused among the other Greeks… 00:07:57
7.   The myth of Sparta… 00:10:18
8.   Chapter XIII: The Sources of Plato's Opinions 00:08:57
9.   Chapter XIV: Plato's Utopia 00:01:16


Disc 5

  A History of Western Philosophy (Unabridged)
1.   We now come to the intellectual aspect of the religion… 00:10:21
2.   Since no one knows who his parents are… 00:09:39
3.   A Utopia, if seriously intended… 00:09:52
4.   Chapter XV: The Theory of Ideas 00:07:42
5.   In the last book of The Republic… 00:10:06
6.   This leads up to the famous simile… 00:09:49
7.   I do not think that Plato's logical objections… 00:09:56
8.   Chapter XVI: Plato's Theory of Immortality 00:10:35


Disc 6

  A History of Western Philosophy (Unabridged)
1.   This, however, is a digression… 00:09:37
2.   The contention that all knowledge… 00:10:28
3.   Chapter XVII: Plato's Cosmogony 00:08:43
4.   This leads to a somewhat curious theory… 00:07:43
5.   Chapter XVIII: Knowledge and Perception in Plato 00:08:58
6.   We now reach Plato's final argument… 00:10:18
7.   The complete answer as regards propositions… 00:09:00
8.   Chapter XIX: Aristotle's Metaphysics 00:12:58


Disc 7

  A History of Western Philosophy (Unabridged)
1.   The true ground of the distinction… 00:10:19
2.   Aristotle's theology is interesting… 00:14:02
3.   Chapter XX: Aristotle's Ethics 00:10:55
4.   Whatever may be thought of the magnanimous man… 00:10:35
5.   Aristotle again shows his good sense… 00:11:15
6.   Chapter XXI: Aristotle's Politics 00:10:05
7.   Plato's Utopia is criticised by Aristotle… 00:12:19


Disc 8

  A History of Western Philosophy (Unabridged)
1.   This leads to the question… 00:07:20
2.   Chapter XXII: Aristotle's Logic 00:11:10
3.   3. Overestimation of deduction. 00:09:55
4.   Chapter XXIII: Aristotle's Physics 00:13:58
5.   Chapter XXIV: Early Greek Mathematics and Astronomy 00:13:06
6.   Pythagoras, in all probability.… 00:12:21
7.   Part III, Chapter XXV: The Hellenistic World 00:11:24


Disc 9

  A History of Western Philosophy (Unabridged)
1.   In the second century B.C… 00:08:45
2.   There was widespread social discontent… 00:09:00
3.   Chapter XXVI: Cynics and Sceptics 00:10:29
4.   It is interesting to observe… 00:09:53
5.   In the middle of this sceptical period… 00:10:42
6.   Chapter XXVII: The Epicureans 00:10:35
7.   Epicurus disagrees with some of his hedonist… 00:10:15
8.   Epicurus has no interest… 00:08:55


Disc 10

  A History of Western Philosophy (Unabridged)
1.   The age of Epicurus was a weary age… 00:02:13
2.   Chapter XXVIII: Stoicism 00:09:55
3.   To a modern mind, it's difficult to feel enthusaistic… 00:09:26
4.   Posidonius (ca. 135 – ca. 51 B.C.) was a Syrian Greek… 00:11:11
5.   Undoubtedly the age of the Antonines… 00:12:02
6.   The contradiction between free will and determinism… 00:10:59
7.   Chapter XXIX: The Roman Empire in Relation to Culture 00:11:32
8.   This result was averted by two energetic men. 00:11:02


Disc 11

  A History of Western Philosophy (Unabridged)
1.   The Hellenizing of Rome… 00:08:22
2.   3. The unification of government and culture. 00:07:08
3.   Chapter XXX: Plotinus 00:10:12
4.   The respect of Plotinus for Plato is very great. 00:10:15
5.   His objections to gnosticism are of two sorts. 00:08:29
6.   'To ask why the soul has created the Kosmos…' 00:09:27
7.   Book II: Catholic Philosophy Introduction 00:07:42
8.   The thirteenth - century synthesis… 00:08:51
9.   Part I, Chapter I: The Religious Development of the Jews 00:08:41


Disc 12

  A History of Western Philosophy (Unabridged)
1.   Ezekiel is equally shocked… 00:10:17
2.   The history of this period is told… 00:12:32
3.   There are, however, important exceptions… 00:10:41
4.   Chapter II: Christianity During the First Four Centuries 00:09:46
5.   Origen's longest work is a book entitled… 00:08:42
6.   Miracles certainly played a very large part… 00:08:37
7.   Chapter III: Three Doctors of the Church 00:09:29
8.   The bishop was, at first… 00:09:16


Disc 13

  A History of Western Philosophy (Unabridged)
1.   St. Jerome was a man of many quarrels. 00:08:08
2.   Of St. Augustine I shall speak, in this chapter… 00:09:46
3.   The time came when he and his mother… 00:09:49
4.   Chapter IV: St. Augustines Philosophy and Theology 00:10:41
5.   Next comes the question of pious virgins… 00:10:50
6.   Ever since the Fall… 00:15:10
7.   Chapter V: The Fifth and Sixth Centuries 00:13:41


Disc 14

  A History of Western Philosophy (Unabridged)
1.   One does not find a similar outlook… 00:09:00
2.   Chapter VI: St. Benedict and Gregory the Great 00:10:37
3.   Like other hermits, Benedict suffered… 00:10:17
4.   Gregory's letters are extraordinarily interesting… 00:13:03
5.   Part II, Chapter VII: The Papacy in the Dark Age 00:12:13
6.   The foundation of the Holy Roman Empire… 00:10:30
7.   The business of the Patriarch Ignatius… 00:12:23


Disc 15

  A History of Western Philosophy (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter VIII: John the Scot 00:08:14
2.   John's next work was a translation from the Greek… 00:09:44
3.   Chapter IX: Ecclesiastical Reform in the Eleventh Century 00:11:02
4.   During the eleventh century various other orders… 00:11:02
5.   In Gregory's time began the great dispute… 00:11:14
6.   Chapter X: Mohammedan Culture and Philosophy 00:12:21
7.   The Nestorians, through whom, at first… 00:13:23
8.   Chapter XI: The Twelfth Century 00:02:28


Disc 16

  A History of Western Philosophy (Unabridged)
1.   We must not be deceived by this literary archaism. 00:11:40
2.   The Crusades 00:08:45
3.   Abelard's most famous book… 00:10:19
4.   Chapter XII: The Thirteenth Century 00:09:59
5.   During the few years of peace… 00:09:01
6.   The only other popular heresy… 00:10:07
7.   Chapter XIII: St. Thomas Aquinas 00:09:59
8.   To return to the Summa contra Gentiles… 00:09:03


Disc 17

  A History of Western Philosophy (Unabridged)
1.   The Third Book is largely concerned… 00:12:51
2.   Chapter XIV: Franciscan Schoolmen 00:08:44
3.   Duns Scotus (ca. 1270–13 - 8)… 00:12:42
4.   Occam's political works are written… 00:12:58
5.   Chapter XV: The Eclipse of the Papacy 00:09:55
6.   Boniface the VIII was an Italian… 00:10:39
7.   The Council of Constance had healed the schism… 00:09:40


Disc 18

  A History of Western Philosophy (Unabridged)
1.   Book III, Part I, Chapter I: General Characteristics 00:11:11
2.   Chapter II: The Italian Renaissance 00:11:50
3.   The southern extremity of Italy… 00:12:04
4.   Chapter III: Machiavelli 00:10:32
5.   The Prince is very explicit in repudiating… 00:11:41
6.   Chapter IV: Erasmus and More 00:11:33
7.   Erasmus, on his second visit to England… 00:10:39


Disc 19

  A History of Western Philosophy (Unabridged)
1.   Everybody - men and women alike… 00:07:36
2.   Chapter V: The Reformation and Counter - Reformation 00:07:16
3.   Chapter VI: The Rise of Science 00:10:42
4.   Copernicus was not in a position… 00:10:42
5.   Galileo also studied projectiles… 00:11:49
6.   In the remainder of this chapter… 00:10:47
7.   Chapter VII: Francis Bacon 00:12:58
8.   Chapter VIII: Hobbes's Leviathan 00:07:15


Disc 20

  A History of Western Philosophy (Unabridged)
1.   We will now consider the doctrines of the Leviathan… 00:11:35
2.   Throughout the Leviathan, Hobbes never considers… 00:14:32
3.   Chapter IX: Descartes 00:10:37
4.   This part of his theory was abandoned… 00:10:00
5.   Having now secured a firm foundation… 00:11:32
6.   Chapter X: Spinoza 00:10:09
7.   I come now to Spinoza's theory of the emotions. 00:09:40


Disc 21

  A History of Western Philosophy (Unabridged)
1.   'Love towards God' we are told… 00:15:02
2.   Chapter XI: Leibnitz 00:10:42
3.   In contrasting himself with Spinoza… 00:10:56
4.   The argument from the pre - established harmony… 00:10:13
5.   Leibnitz based his philosophy… 00:11:36
6.   Chapter XII: Philosophical Liberalism 00:10:37
7.   A new movement. which has gradually developed… 00:10:26


Disc 22

  A History of Western Philosophy (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter XIII: Locke's Theory of Knowledge 00:10:40
2.   What Locke means by 'reason'… 00:09:17
3.   Chapter VI of Book III… 00:07:00
4.   Locke's ethical doctrines are interesting… 00:10:47
5.   Chapter XIV: Locke's Political Philosophy 00:15:44
6.   B. The State of Nature 00:16:19
7.   C. The Social Contract 00:08:32


Disc 23

  A History of Western Philosophy (Unabridged)
1.   The question of taxation… 00:03:32
2.   D. Property 00:09:35
3.   E. Checks and Balances 00:09:24
4.   Chapter XV: Locke's Influence 00:08:29
5.   The difference in method is connected… 00:08:55
6.   Chapter XVI: Berkeley 00:10:27
7.   Let us now make a critical analysis… 00:10:32
8.   But we must now ask ourselves what we mean… 00:12:19
9.   Chapter XVII: Hume 00:05:21


Disc 24

  A History of Western Philosophy (Unabridged)
1.   There is a section (Book I, part i, section vii)… 00:09:56
2.   In the Cartesian Philosophy… 00:09:44
3.   I do not wish, at the moment, to discuss induction… 00:08:18
4.   The ultimate outcome of Hume's investigation… 00:10:15
5.   Part II, Chapter XVIII: The Romantic Movement 00:11:45
6.   The beginnings of Romanticism in England… 00:13:44
7.   Chapter XIX: Rousseau 00:15:47


Disc 25

  A History of Western Philosophy (Unabridged)
1.   We come now to the most fruitful period… 00:10:12
2.   Apart from the fictitious character… 00:10:13
3.   Rousseau has not that profound respect… 00:09:34
4.   Chapter XX: Kant A. German Idealism in General 00:07:54
5.   B. Outline of Kant's Philosophy 00:11:52
6.   A large part of The Critique of Pure Reason… 00:11:05
7.   C. Kant's Theory of Space and Time 00:08:35
8.   The second metaphysical argument maintains… 00:09:19


Disc 26

  A History of Western Philosophy (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter XXI: Currents of Thought in the Nineteenth Century 00:10:00
2.   Condorcet (1743–94) has opinions… 00:10:09
3.   Darwin himself was a liberal… 00:09:27
4.   Chapter XXII: Hegel 00:10:53
5.   Knowledge as a whole has its triadic movement. 00:11:13
6.   German history is divided by Hegel… 00:11:51
7.   Such is Hegel's doctrine of the State… 00:11:53
8.   Chapter XXIII: Byron 00:04:02


Disc 27

  A History of Western Philosophy (Unabridged)
1.   It is obvious that an aristocrat does not become… 00:14:02
2.   Chapter XXIV: Schopenhauer 00:09:01
3.   All this is very sad… 00:09:28
4.   Chapter XXV: Nietzsche 00:11:20
5.   Two applications of his ethic deserve notice… 00:12:47
6.   It remains to consider the main ethical problem… 00:13:01
7.   Chapter XXVI: The Utilitarians 00:08:43


Disc 28

  A History of Western Philosophy (Unabridged)
1.   It was through the influence of James Mill… 00:15:37
2.   Chapter XXVIII: Karl Marx 00:12:27
3.   On the other hand, when we come to the detail… 00:11:44
4.   Chapter XXVII: Bergson 00:10:22
5.   'The intellect', Bergson says… 00:09:30
6.   We must now return to the subject of instinct… 00:09:16
7.   I shall begin with the theory of space… 00:09:19


Disc 29

  A History of Western Philosophy (Unabridged)
1.   Apart from the question of number… 00:07:03
2.   Chapter XXIX: William James 00:10:38
3.   The ethic that would result… 00:11:41
4.   Chapter XXX: John Dewey 00:14:15
5.   Let us now try to find the supplement… 00:12:08
6.   Chapter XXXI: The Philosophy of Logical Analysis 00:11:27
7.   From all this it seems to follow… 00:10:36

Total Playing Time: 38:02:33






Author(s):
Russell, Bertrand

Reader(s):
Keeble, Jonathan

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Non-Fiction

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: NA0136

Barcode: 9781843797395

Physical Release: 10/2013

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