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Philosophy: The Audio Masterclass

The Comprehensive Guide to Philosophy and Ethics

By Mel Thompson, Mark Vernon, and Nicky Hayes
Read by Richard Lyddon

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The Audio Masterclass series will give you everything you need to get up to speed on the big topics that matter in self-help, psychology, business and the humanities.

The Audio Masterclass series will give you everything you need to get up to speed on the big topics that matter in self-help, psychology, business and the humanities.

Philosophy is a life-tool, a set of skills for engaging with any subject, and in the Philosophy Audio Masterclass you will discover a body of wisdom and a way to develop your own critical and creative thinking. Explore the key ideas in Western Philosophy and the arguments that continue to shape our world. Discover what philosophy is really about, question free will and see how philosophy relates to everything from comics to coffee.

The Audio Masterclass series provides serious coverage of the most vital topics in self-help, psychology and the humanities, combining comprehensive, expert content from the celebrated Teach Yourself series. Each masterclass offers over 12 hours of practical, varied content to get you up to speed and fully informed on the subjects that matter.

(P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

Biographical Notes

Mel Thompson is a freelance writer, specialising in philosophy, religion and ethics. He has written many books including six in the Teach Yourself series. He has also been an assistant examiner on the Oxford, Cambridge and RSA examination boards.
Mark Vernon is an author and journalist. He has a degree in physics, theology and philosophy, regularly contributes to debates and festivals, and is a founding member of The School of Life in London.
Dr Nicky Hayes is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, a Chartered Psychologist and an Honorary Life Member of the Association for the Teaching of Psychology. She has written widely and is a prominent media figure, thanks to her ability to apply psychology to everyday life and her experience working with business and the public sector as well as in universities and colleges.

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  • ISBN: 9781473688155
  • Publication date: 06 Sep 2018
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  • Imprint: John Murray Learning
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