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  • Life 3.0

  • Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
  • Written by: Max Tegmark
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
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How will artificial intelligence affect crime, war, justice, jobs, society, and our very sense of being human? The rise of AI has the potential to transform our future more than any other technology - and there's nobody better qualified or situated to explore that future than Max Tegmark, an MIT professor who's helped mainstream research on how to keep AI beneficial.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truly fascinating

  • By Russell Cook on 2018-10-25

critical modern literature

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Reviewed: 2018-09-21

Must be read to understand how what is happening now relates to the future. The founding of the FLI may be looked back on as a historical turning point

  • Great Minds of the Eastern Intellectual Tradition

  • Written by: Grant Hardy, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Grant Hardy
  • Length: 18 hrs and 36 mins
  • Original Recording
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Western philosophy is a vast intellectual tradition, the product of thousands of years of revolutionary thought built up by a rich collection of brilliant minds. But to understand the Western intellectual tradition is to get only half the story. The Eastern intellectual tradition has made just as important a contribution-and is also the product of thousands of years of cumulative thought by a distinct group of brilliant thinkers. Their ideas demonstrate wholly different ways of approaching and solving the same fundamental issues that concerned the West's greatest thinkers, such as . the existence of God; . the meaning of life; and. the nature of truth and reality.This epic and comprehensive 36-lecture examination of the East's most influential philosophers and thinkers-from a much-honored teacher and scholar-offers a thought-provoking look at the surprising connections and differences between East and West. By introducing you to the people-including The Buddha, Ashoka, Prince Shotoku, Confucius, and Gandhi-responsible for molding Asian philosophy and for giving birth to a wide variety of spiritual and ideological systems, it will strengthen your knowledge of cultures that play increasingly important roles in our globalized 21st-century world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • outstanding

  • By Anonymous User on 2019-03-10

Great passionate prof, must listen for westerners

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Reviewed: 2018-09-11

Not only accomplishes an overview of most asian spiritualism for those looking for places to dive in (I recommend starting with the analects and mengzi either before or right after this) but also gives you insight into what people intellectual and lay in general are really like based on what they conceptualize and gravitate towards.

  • The Ethics of Aristotle

  • Written by: The Great Courses, Father Joseph Koterski S.J.
  • Narrated by: Father Joseph Koterski S.J.
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Original Recording
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In this 12-lecture meditation on Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, you'll uncover the clarity and ethical wisdom of one of humanity's greatest minds. Father Koterski shows how and why this great philosopher can help you deepen and improve your own thinking on questions of morality and leading the best life. The aim of these lectures is to provide you with a clear and thoughtful introduction to Aristotle as a moral philosopher.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good overall, a little light

  • By Liam on 2018-08-10

Good overall, a little light

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Reviewed: 2018-08-10

amazing presenter, good structure, philosophical analysis was a little light and used general language when it could have used more quotes

  • Dao de Jing

  • Written by: Roger Ames, David L. Hall
  • Narrated by: Robert Lowenstein
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
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Composed more than 2,000 years ago, the Dao de jing (Tao Te Ching) set forth an alternative vision of reality in a world torn apart by violence and betrayal. Second only to the Bible, this timeless classic is one of the world's most revered inspirational books. Daoism offers a comprehensive view of experience grounded in a full understanding of the wonders hidden in the ordinary.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Indespensible classic, relatively weak translation

  • By Liam on 2018-04-16

Indespensible classic, relatively weak translation

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Reviewed: 2018-04-16

Firstly, the newly discovered texts are only a few strips and add very little to the text overall.
This translation is completely inaccessable, it constantly uses needlessly obscure language that only those with degrees in philosophy will recognize.
If you listen extremely closely you can get a lot out of this text even with the pretensious translation. I will probably have to reread a different translation to get the full value.

  • Homo Deus

  • A Brief History of Tomorrow
  • Written by: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
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Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams, and nightmares that will shape the 21st century - from overcoming death to creating artificial life. It asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers? This is the next stage of evolution. This is Homo Deus.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Accept minor defects and enjoy this book

  • By Anonymous User on 2017-12-10

absolutely critical book for the new Millenia.

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Reviewed: 2018-03-23

surprised me with new ideas in a way most books don't manage to. Some of these ideas must be known by anyone who plans to play a significant role in the future of humanity.

  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • Written by: Jordan B. Peterson, Norman Doidge MD - foreword
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,062
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What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant humour at times and thought provoking...

  • By Douglas on 2019-05-01

The book is a force for good in the world

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Reviewed: 2018-03-15

I planned to read this book over a month and ended up finishing it in about 5 days. People will call Peterson a right-wing firebrand but this frankly has nothing to do with him. He's trying like so many of us to figure out in his own way what the meaning of everything we've found when we arrived in this world, what it's for, and how it got here. I think this book and it's related lectures are a monumental attempt to do so. He puts forward serious ideas about how to use the tools we have to improve the future for everyone.

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