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by | Read by Steven L. Goldman

Contemporary Culture • 18 hrs. • Audio Program • © 2007

Professor Goldman covers a wide swath of intellectual history, delving into philosophy, technology, and economics, as he covers both the theory and practice of science. He has a strong, friendly voice and an enthusiastic delivery. But he has a plethora of complex information to convey and rarely pauses for breath; his sentences can lose their way in never-ending Chinese boxes of clauses and parentheses, confusing both him and the listener. Some of his ideas--for example, that scientific instruments are extensions not of our senses, but of our minds--are neither convincing nor compelling. But his delivery is enjoyable, and the range of intellectual territory he covers makes the course worthwhile. Accompanying books provide outlines, transcripts, and reference materials. W.M. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 07]



Library Ed. • The Teaching Company • 2007

CS ISBN 9781598033021 $199.95 • Eighteen cassettes

CD ISBN 9781598033038 $269.95 • Eighteen CDs

DD ISBN $199.95

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