Schopenhauer in 90 Minutes

Schopenhauer in 90 Minutes

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by Paul Strathern
     
 

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“Each of these little books is witty and dramatic and creates a sense of time, place, and character....I cannot think of a better way to introduce oneself and one’s friends to Western civilization.”—Katherine A. Powers, Boston Globe. “Well-written, clear and informed, they have a breezy wit about them....I find them hard to stop reading

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“Each of these little books is witty and dramatic and creates a sense of time, place, and character....I cannot think of a better way to introduce oneself and one’s friends to Western civilization.”—Katherine A. Powers, Boston Globe. “Well-written, clear and informed, they have a breezy wit about them....I find them hard to stop reading.”—Richard Bernstein, New York Times. “Witty, illuminating, and blessedly concise.”—Jim Holt, Wall Street Journal. These brief and enlightening explorations of our greatest thinkers bring their ideas to life in entertaining and accessible fashion. Philosophical thought is deciphered and made comprehensive and interesting to almost everyone. Far from being a novelty, each book is a highly refined appraisal of the philosopher and his work, authoritative and clearly presented.

Editorial Reviews

The New York Times
A godsend in this era of the short attention span.
— Daryl Royster Alexander
The Wall Street Journal
Witty, illuminating, and blessedly concise.
— Jim Holt
The Boston Globe
Each of these little books is witty and dramatic and creates a sense of time, place, and character...I cannot think of a better way to introduce oneself and one's friends to Western civilization.
— Katherine A. Powers
The New York Times - Richard Bernstein
Well-written, clear and informed, they have a breezy wit about them...I find them hard to stop reading.
The Wall Street Journal - Jim Holt
Witty, illuminating, and blessedly concise.
The Boston Globe - Katherine A. Powers
Each of these little books is witty and dramatic and creates a sense of time, place, and character...I cannot think of a better way to introduce oneself and one's friends to Western civilization.
The New York Times - Daryl Royster Alexander
A godsend in this era of the short attention span.
KLIATT
If you're familiar with this series, this new addition fits the same mold as its predecessors: the heart of each book is a 50-page or so section on "life and works," followed by excerpts from the writings and some chronologies of life and works plus a recommended reading list. The books are excellent for quick overviews of philosophers that are accurate and readable, but the series doesn't find a way to pose problems and issues that invite students to think along with the great men. KLIATT Codes: SA—Recommended for senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 1999, Ivan R. Dee, 87p, 21cm, bibliog, index, 99-34150, $6.95. Ages 16 to adult. Reviewer: Daniel J. Levinson; History and English Teacher, Thayer Acad., Braintree, MA, May 2000 (Vol. 34 No. 3)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566632645
Publisher:
Dee, Ivan R. Publisher
Publication date:
11/28/1999
Series:
Philosophers in 90 Minutes Series
Pages:
91
Sales rank:
1,091,130
Product dimensions:
5.08(w) x 7.94(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

Paul Strathern is author of the popular and critically acclaimed Philosophers in 90 Minutes series. Highlights from the series include Nietzsche in 90 Minutes, Aristotle in 90 Minutes, and Plato in 90 Minutes. Mr. Strathern has lectured in philosophy and mathematics and now lives and writes in London. A former Somerset Maugham prize winner, he is also the author of books on history and travel as well as five novels. His articles have appeared in a great many newspapers, including the Observer (London) and the Irish Times. His own degree in philosophy came from Trinity College, Dublin.

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