Early Greek Philosophy: The Pre-Socratics [Audiobook]

Early Greek Philosophy: The Pre-Socratics [Audiobook]
Early Greek Philosophy: The Pre-Socratics [Audiobook]
Author: John Burnet | Narrator: Jonathan Booth
2021 | M4B@64 kbps | 9h 50m | 252.34MB

In his introduction to Early Greek Philosophy, John Burnet points out the particular focus of the pre-Socratics on the ‘cosmological’ character of their enquiries. They determined, he explains, to look into the natural world around them. The period can be said to mark the rise of scientific enquiry epitomised by the Atomists and the mathematicians of the Pythagorean School. It was this focus on natural phenomena that set the pattern for the activity that became known as philosophy.

Only later, with Socrates and Plato, would the spotlight of enquiry concentrate on matters such as ethics and morality. The interests of the early philosophers were broader than the cosmological character might suggest and also considered spiritual, mythical and aesthetic elements Burnet’s survey covers the fifth and sixth centuries BCE and the figures who emerged from an Ionian background. He follows his Introduction with 10 chapters, presenting the many figures who left their mark on this period. He opens with The Milesian School, highlighting Thales, Anaximander and Anaximenes. Chapter two looks specifically at science and religion (Pythagoras features here); then come Heraclitus of Ephesus, Parmenides of Elea, Empedokles of Akragas, and on through the continuing developments of early Greek philosophical thinking.

Original extant sources are, it must be said, rare - often they exist only in tiny fragments of a few words, or very short sentences. Perhaps the most famous of them is the remark by Heraclitus: ‘You cannot step twice into the same rivers; for fresh waters are ever flowing in upon you.’ Burnet lists these fragments where they exist.

However, our knowledge of these philosophers, and their views, is often more generally based on accounts and comments by later writers, including Plato and Aristotle, Theophrastus, Aetius, Diogenes Laertius, as well as a variety of Sceptics and Stoics, including Cicero. Burnet closes with a useful note on the sources - biographers, philosophers and doxographers. Although it was originally published in 1892 (this recording is based on the much-revised third edition of 1920), Early Greek Philosophy by John Burnet remains unquestionably one of the most respected and admired surveys of the pre-Socratics. It is an illuminating springboard into classical Greek philosophy.

Love Between Equals: Relationship as a Spiritual Path [Audiobook]

Love Between Equals: Relationship as a Spiritual Path [Audiobook]
Love Between Equals: Relationship as a Spiritual Path [Audiobook]
Author: Polly Young-Eisendrath | Narrator: Holly Palance
2020 | M4B@128 kbps + EPUB | 8h 47m | 478.91MB

Learn how to successfully negotiate conflicts and deepen our most intimate relationships in this practical and thoughtful guide by an experienced Buddhist teacher, psychotherapist, and couples counselor.

A committed relationship, as most people see it today, is a partnership of equals who share values and goals, a team united by love and dedicated to each other’s growth on every level. This contemporary model for coupledom requires real intention and work, and, more often than not, the traditional archetypes of relationships experienced by our parents and grandparents fail us or seem irrelevant.

Utilizing the wisdom of her years of personal and professional practice, Young-Eisendrath dismantles our idealized projections about love, while revealing how mindfulness and communication can help us identify and honor the differences with our partners and strengthen our bonds.

These practical and time-tested guidelines are rooted in sound understanding of modern psychology and offer concrete ideas and the necessary tools to reinforce and reinvigorate our deepest relationships.

Raw Veganism: The Philosophy of The Human Diet [Audiobook]

Raw Veganism: The Philosophy of The Human Diet [Audiobook]
Raw Veganism: The Philosophy of The Human Diet [Audiobook]
Author: Carlo Alvaro | Narrator: John Chancer
2021 | MP3@64 kbps + PDF | 7h 8m | 196.49MB

Human beings are getting fatter and sicker. As we question what we eat and why we eat it, this audiobook argues that living well involves consuming a raw vegan diet.

With eating healthfully and eating ethically being simpler said than done, this book argues that the best solution to health, environmental and ethical problems concerning animals is raw veganism - the human diet. The human diet is what humans are naturally designed to eat, and that is a raw vegan diet of fruit, tender leafy greens and occasionally nuts and seeds. While veganism raises challenging questions over the ethics of consuming animal products, while also considering the environmental impact of the agriculture industry, raw veganism goes a step further and argues that consuming cooked food is also detrimental to our health and the environment.

Exploring the scientific and philosophical aspects of raw veganism, this novel audiobook is essential listening for all interested in promoting ethical, healthful and sustainable diets.

The Hunt for Mount Everest [Audiobook]

The Hunt for Mount Everest [Audiobook]
The Hunt for Mount Everest [Audiobook]
Author: Craig Storti | Narrator: John Pirkis
2021 | M4B@128 kbps + EPUB | 11h 39m | 635.5MB

The height of Mount Everest was first measured in 1850, but the closest any Westerner got to Everest during the next 71 years, until 1921, was 40 miles. The Hunt for Mount Everest tells the story of the 71-year quest to find the world's highest mountain. It's a tale of high drama, of larger-than-life characters - George Everest, Francis Younghusband, George Mallory, Lord Curzon, Edward Whymper - and a few quiet heroes: Alexander Kellas, the 13th Dalai Lama, Charles Bell.

A story that traverses the Alps, the Himalayas, Nepal and Tibet, the British Empire (especially British India and the Raj), the Anglo-Russian rivalry known as The Great Game, the disastrous First Afghan War and the phenomenal Survey of India - it is far bigger than simply the tallest mountain in the world. Encountering spies, war, political intrigues and hundreds of mules, camels, bullocks, yaks and two zebrules, Craig Storti uncovers the fascinating and still largely overlooked saga of all that led up to that moment in late June of 1921 when two English climbers, George Mallory and Guy Bullock, became the first Westerners - and almost certainly the first human beings - to set foot on Mount Everest and thereby claimed the last remaining major prize in the history of exploration.

With 2021 bringing the 100th anniversary of that year, most Everest chronicles have dealt with the climbing history of the mountain, with all that happened after 1921. The Hunt for Mount Everest is the seldom-told story of all that happened before.

When Men Behave Badly: The Hidden Roots of Sexual Deception, Harassment, and Assault [Audiobook]

When Men Behave Badly: The Hidden Roots of Sexual Deception, Harassment, and Assault [Audiobook]
When Men Behave Badly: The Hidden Roots of Sexual Deception, Harassment, and Assault [Audiobook]
Author: David M Buss | Narrator: Tom Parks
2021 | M4B@128 kbps + EPUB | 10h 47m | 612.84MB

“An exceptional book” (Helen Fisher) by a leading evolutionary psychologist and sex researcher that lays out a new theory of sexual conflict, exposing the roots of the dangerous dynamics that underpin men’s predatory behavior - and what can be done to address it.

Sexual conflict permeates ancient religions, from injunctions about thy neighbor's wife to the permissible rape of infidels. It is etched in written laws that dictate who can and cannot have sex with whom. Its manifestations shape our sexual morality, evoking approving accolades or contemptuous condemnation. It produces sexual double standards that flourish even in the most sexually egalitarian cultures on earth. And although every person alive struggles with sexual conflict, most of us see only the tip of the iceberg: dating deception, a politician's unsavory sexual grab, the slow crumbling of a once-happy marriage, a romantic breakup that turns nasty.

When Men Behave Badly shows that this "battle of the sexes" is deeper and far more pervasive than anyone has recognized, revealing the hidden roots of sexual conflict - roots that originated over deep evolutionary time - which define the sexual psychology we currently carry around in our 3.5-pound brains. Providing novel insights into our minds and behaviors, When Men Behave Badly presents a unifying new theory of sexual conflict, and offers practical advice for men and women seeking to avoid it.

Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets: A Comprehensive Guide to Trading Methods and Applications [Audiobook]

Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets: A Comprehensive Guide to Trading Methods and Applications [Audiobook]
Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets: A Comprehensive Guide to Trading Methods and Applications [Audiobook]
Author: John J Murphy | Narrator: Jamie Renell
2020 | MP3@128 kbps + EPUB | 9h 43m | 534.8MB

John J. Murphy has updated his landmark best seller Technical Analysis of the Futures Markets to include all of the financial markets.

This outstanding reference has already taught thousands of traders the concepts of technical analysis and their application in the futures and stock markets. Covering the latest developments in computer technology, technical tools, and indicators, the second edition features new material on candlestick charting, intermarket relationships, stocks and stock rotation, plus state-of-the-art examples and figures. From how to read charts to understanding indicators and the crucial role technical analysis plays in investing, listeners gain a thorough and accessible overview of the field of technical analysis, with a special emphasis on futures markets. Revised and expanded for the demands of today's financial world, this audiobook is essential listening for anyone interested in tracking and analyzing market behavior.

Active Investing in the Age of Disruption [Audiobook]

Active Investing in the Age of Disruption [Audiobook]
Active Investing in the Age of Disruption [Audiobook]
Author: Evan L Jones | Narrator: Kyle Tait
2020 | MP3@128 kbps + EPUB | 7h 8m | 392.48MB

Outperforming the market - or "alpha creation" as it's sometimes called - is very possible with the proper investment discipline and methodologies. But the market-beating strategies that will work today are not the same as those that worked in the past.

Central bank intervention and the accelerated pace of technology have caused an increase in the disruption of traditional business models across many industries. These industry paradigm shifts combined with macro-driven financial markets have created one of the toughest environments for active investment managers in history. Active Investing in the Age of Disruption details the disruptive forces in the market today and how to navigate them to outperform.

This book discusses winning equity investment strategies with lofty goals of alpha creation. Understanding the limits and potential of each unique investment methodology and portfolio strategy will allow you to generate higher returns. Even when your luck runs out or the market works against you, the ideas and disciplined approach in this book will keep you one step ahead of the market.

Live More Think Less: Overcoming Depression and Sadness with Metacognitive Therapy [Audiobook]

Live More Think Less: Overcoming Depression and Sadness with Metacognitive Therapy [Audiobook]
Live More Think Less: Overcoming Depression and Sadness with Metacognitive Therapy [Audiobook]
Author: Pia Callesen | Narrator: Antonia Davies
2020 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 4h 38m | 254.89MB

Live More Think Less presents strategies for regaining control over your thoughts - learning not only how to overcome depression, but how to avoid developing it altogether.

Many of us believe that the best way to treat crises and challenges is to process them: to mull over and analyse the stresses, anxieties and traumas we face. But this perception is misguided. Instead, we should think of our mind as a sieve through which everything slips unless we choose to hold on to it. But how do we let go of those negative thoughts we’ve held on to which are weighing us down?

The first practical book on metacognitive therapy - a groundbreaking new treatment for depression - Live More Think Less presents guidance, case studies and exercises and tips from the therapy room. Dr Pia Callesen shows us that depression is not an inevitable disease but something which we can learn to control and prevent by living more and thinking less.

The Last Slave Ships: New York and the End of the Middle Passage [Audiobook]

The Last Slave Ships: New York and the End of the Middle Passage [Audiobook]
The Last Slave Ships: New York and the End of the Middle Passage [Audiobook]
Author: John Harris | Narrator: Paul Heitsch
2020 | M4B@64 kbps + EPUB | 7h 43m | 222.03MB

A stunning behind-the-curtain look into the last years of the illegal transatlantic slave trade in the United States.

Long after the transatlantic slave trade was officially outlawed by every major slave-trading nation in the early 19th century, merchants based in the United States were still sending hundreds of illegal slave ships from American ports to the African coast. The key instigators were slave traders who moved to New York City after the shuttering of the massive illegal slave trade to Brazil in 1850. These traffickers were determined to make lower Manhattan a key hub in the illegal slave trade to Cuba. In conjunction with allies in Africa and Cuba, they ensnared around 200,000 African men, women, and children during the 1850s and 1860s. John Harris explores how the US government went from ignoring, and even abetting, this illegal trade to helping to shut it down completely in 1867.