In the interest of exploring different ways of thinking and keeping the mind sharp in general, here are three free philosophy audiobooks to download from three of history’s most prolific thinkers, touching on subjects including epistemology, politics, and religion.
René Descartes – Meditations on First Philosophy
17th century philosopher René Descartes attempts in this work to establish a true, reliable starting point for philosophers by discarding what is not certain and beginning with what is.
Niccolò Machiavelli – The Prince
This renowned political treatise was written by Florentine thinker Niccolò Machiavelli in 1513 and champions effective truth over abstract ideals.
Friedrich Nietzsche – Thus Spoke Zarathustra
In his most famous work, German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche introduces his parable based on the “death of God” and the possibility of a race of “supermen” (German Übermensch).