Nietzsche in 90 Minutes by Paul StrathernEach 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 ones 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.
Nietzsche in 90 Minutes
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This book gives readers a peek into the minds of history's great thinkers, in this case, Friedrich Nietzsche and other philosophers that have considered life's most challenging dilemmas. The book asks these luminaries for their advice with the problems that threaten our contentment and beliefs and also provides a fascinating overview of the many branches of philosophical study. The book has five sections of questions that any of us might ask and which, whether mundane or disturbing, do cause existential distress. Some examples are:. Relationships Should I tell my partner that I kissed someone at the office party I just found out that my dad is not my dad My partner is cheating on me -- what should I do My mother smacked me once -- it's all her fault. Self and identity Everyone thinks of me differently -- so who the hell am I Why shouldn't I do whatever I want How do I become one of the good guys Do I have to be a different person now that I'm a parent I'm nearly 50 -- now what.
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The Philosophy in 90 Minutes series , written by Paul Strathern , is a series of short introductory biographical overviews on well-known philosophers , set in brief historical context, along with brief impressions of their philosophies. The books are also produced in audio format ; read by narrator Robert Whitfield. The books and audio presentations are considered to be outlines of the given philosopher. Interesting anecdotes about the subject are pervasive, and lines are quoted from published works in "an epigraphic style". Each volume contains relevant chronologies, including a chronology of philosophy that is repeated in at least some books. Finally several suggested further reading titles are also included.