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Author: Paul Strathern Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Philosophers in 90 Minutes Series Release Date: June 2005 ISBN: 9781481536431
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Hegel’s dialectical method produced the most grandiose metaphysical system known to man. Its most vital element was the dialectic of the thesis, antithesis, and synthesis. This sprung from Hegel’s aim to overcome the deficiencies of logic and ascend toward Mind as the ultimate reality. His view of history as a process of humanity’s self-realization inspired Marx to synthesize his philosophy of dialectical materialism.

In Hegel in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Hegel’s life and ideas and explains their influence on man’s struggle to understand his existence in the world. The book also includes selections from Hegel’s work, a brief list of suggested readings for those who wish to delve deeper, and chronologies that place Hegel within his own age and in the broader scheme of philosophy. 

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 6/13/2013

    " 90 minutes of Hegel is all anyone should need. In fact, 90 minutes is probably excessive. Still, if you have to read Hegel, try to get away with just reading this book instead. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Peter | 5/18/2013

    " I just can't get into Hegel. Despite the fact that he had a RSME (Religious/Spiritual/Mystical Experience) which seems to have changed everything he believed in. His Writing never became comprehensible. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marcus | 11/14/2011

    " Entertaining as all the other books of this series, but Strathern's tone is a wee bit too scornful in this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maggie | 10/12/2011

    " continuing the journey of the 90 minutes series, this one on hegel was again clear and helpful but also irreverently funny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James | 4/9/2011

    " I picked this up because of its influence on on dialectical behavior therapy. I usually find the original works by philosophers to be a daunting task to read and so I read these "overviews" first. Simply put thesis + antithesis ? synthesis. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 12/24/2009

    " 90 minutes of Hegel is all anyone should need. In fact, 90 minutes is probably excessive. Still, if you have to read Hegel, try to get away with just reading this book instead. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marcus | 8/17/2009

    " Entertaining as all the other books of this series, but Strathern's tone is a wee bit too scornful in this one. "

About the Author

Paul Strathern earned a degree in philosophy at Trinity College, Dublin, and has lectured in philosophy and mathematics. The author of many nonfiction books and of articles for numerous publications, he has also written several novels and has won the Somerset Maugham Prize. He lives and writes in London.

About the Narrator

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and narrator. He has earned more than fifty Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration thirteen times. He was named Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008 and has been named an AudioFile Golden Voice as well as an AudioFile Best Voice of 2009. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London. He is also an actor who has appeared on both stage and television.