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Philosophers in 90 Minutes

The 90-Minute Philosopher Series is a series of audio books by Paul Strathern, each presenting a concise account of a philosopher's life and ideas, explaining his influence on man's struggle to understand his existence in the world. Each audio book is a brief but authoritative interpretation of a great thinker. Each title last approximately ninety minutes and can be listened to again and again for reviewing a philosopher's main ideas. These audio books cover ancient philosophers such as Aristotle and Plato, and modern philosophers such as Descartes, Rousseau, and Kierkegaard. Download an audio book from the 90-Minute Philosopher Series today.

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Aristotle in 90 Minutes
Aristotle in 90 Minutes
by Paul Strathern

Aristotle wrote on everything from the shape of seashells to sterility, from speculations on the nature of the soul to meteorology, poetry, art, and even the interpretation of dreams.
Beckett in 90 Minutes
Beckett in 90 Minutes
by Paul Strathern

Samuel Becketts work evokes passionate responses: readers and playgoers either revere it or consider it pretentious nonsense. But his philosophy of pessimism will always find a new generation of young readers.
Borges in 90 Minutes
Borges in 90 Minutes
by Paul Strathern

Weaving fiction with fact, fantastic matter with historical figures, Borges work is both timeless and touching, a product of deep suffering and incorrigible innocence. Strathern offers a concise, expert account of his life and ideas.
Confucius in 90 Minutes
Confucius in 90 Minutes
by Paul Strathern

Confucius taught a moral wisdom that would become a predominant social force in China from the second century BCE until the mid-twentieth century.
D. H. Lawrence in 90 Minutes
D. H. Lawrence in 90 Minutes
by Paul Strathern

D. H. Lawrences works were an attempt to revive some vivid, instinctual part of the human spirit that he felt had been lost or damaged. Strathern offers a witty and incisive appraisal of the writer and his work.
Descartes in 90 Minutes
Descartes in 90 Minutes
by Paul Strathern

René Descartes spent most of his childhood in solitude, a situation that also came to characterize his adult life.
Dostoevsky in 90 Minutes
Dostoevsky in 90 Minutes
by Paul Strathern

After narrowly avoiding a firing squad when he was just twenty-eight years old, Dostoevsky never took things lightly. His great novels burst upon the European literary scene like a succession of thunderbolts.
Garcia Marquez in 90 Minutes
Garcia Marquez in 90 Minutes
by Paul Strathern

In García Márquez in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of García Márquez’s life and ideas and explains their influence on literature and on man’s struggle to understand his place in the world.
Hegel in 90 Minutes
Hegel in 90 Minutes
by Paul Strathern

With Hegel, philosophy became very difficult indeed. His dialectical method produced the most grandiose metaphysical system known to man.
Heidegger in 90 Minutes
Heidegger in 90 Minutes
by Paul Strathern

One of the two major philosophical traditions of the twentieth century was linguistic analysis, derived largely from Wittgenstein. The other, diametrically opposed, came from Heidegger…
Hume in 90 Minutes
Hume in 90 Minutes
by Paul Strathern

In Hume in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Hume’s life and ideas and explains their influence on man’s struggle to understand his existence in the world.
James Joyce in 90 Minutes
James Joyce in 90 Minutes
by Paul Strathern

Through his art, James Joyce sought to reveal the radiance and meaning that lurks in the everyday world. Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Joyces life and ideas and explains their profound influence on modern literature.
Kafka in 90 Minutes
Kafka in 90 Minutes
by Paul Strathern

A handsome recluse, plagued by indecision and hypochondria, Kafka nonetheless exhibited an extraordinary strength.
Kant in 90 Minutes
Kant in 90 Minutes
by Paul Strathern

Immanuel Kant taught and wrote prolifically about physical geography yet never traveled further than forty miles from his home in Kvnigsberg....
Kierkegaard in 90 Minutes
Kierkegaard in 90 Minutes
by Paul Strathern

Kierkegaard wasn't really a philosopher in the academic sense....
Marx in 90 Minutes
Marx in 90 Minutes
by Paul Strathern

Karl Marx's devastating critique of capitalism, and his proposal of communism as the answer to the failings of the capitalist system, bore their greatest fruits in the twentieth century…
Nietzsche in 90 Minutes
Nietzsche in 90 Minutes
by Paul Strathern

With Friedrich Nietzsche, philosophy was dangerous not only for philosophers but for everyone.
Plato In 90 Minutes
Plato In 90 Minutes
by Paul Strathern

In an age when philosophers had scarcely glimpsed the horizons of the mind, a boy named Aristocles decided to forgo his ambitions as a wrestler.
Rousseau in 90 Minutes
Rousseau in 90 Minutes
by Paul Strathern

In Rousseau in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Rousseau’s life and ideas and explains their influence on man’s struggle to understand his existence in the world.
Sartre in 90 Minutes
Sartre in 90 Minutes
by Paul Strathern

During his lifetime, Jean-Paul Sartre enjoyed unprecedented popularity for a philosopher, due partly to his role as a spokesman for existentialism—at the opportune moment when this set of ideas filled the spiritual gap left amidst the ruins of World War II.
Schopenhauer In 90 Minutes
Schopenhauer In 90 Minutes
by Paul Strathern

In Schopenhauer in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Schopenhauer’s life and ideas and explains their influence on man’s struggle to understand his existence in the world.
Socrates in 90 Minutes
Socrates in 90 Minutes
by Paul Strathern

In Socrates in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Socrates' life and ideas and explains their influence on mans struggle to understand his existence in the world.
Spinoza in 90 Minutes
Spinoza in 90 Minutes
by Paul Strathern

In Spinoza in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Spinoza’s life and ideas and explains their influence on man’s struggle to understand his existence in the world.
Thomas Aquinas In 90 Minutes
Thomas Aquinas In 90 Minutes
by Paul Strathern

In Thomas Aquinas in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Aquinas’s life and ideas and explains their influence on man’s struggle to understand his existence in the world.
Virginia Woolf in 90 Minutes
Virginia Woolf in 90 Minutes
by Paul Strathern

Though prone to periods of mental breakdown, Virginia Woolf portrayed an exceptionally lucid introspective insight in her writing. This incisive guide examines Woolfs life and works in an accessible fashion.
Wittgenstein in 90 Minutes
Wittgenstein in 90 Minutes
by Paul Strathern

If we accept Wittgenstein's word for it, Paul Strathern writes, "he is the last philosopher....

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