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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (42 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paul Strathern Narrator: Simon Vanc Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Philosophers in 90 Minutes Series Release Date:
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One of two major philosophical traditions of the twentieth century was Wittgenstein’s linguistic analysis. The other, diametrically opposed, came from Heidegger, and his fundamental question: “What is the meaning of existence?” For Heidegger, this question was beyond the reach of reason and was the primary “given” of every individual life. To confront it, Heidegger needed to develop an entirely new form of philosophy.

In Heidegger in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Heidegger’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 Heidegger’s work, a brief list of suggested readings for those who wish to delve deeper, and chronologies that place Heidegger within his own age and in the broader scheme of philosophy.

The 90 Minutes series includes brief but authoritative interpretations of the worlds greatest thinkers, deciphering philosophical thought in an entertaining and accessible fashion and making it comprehensible and interesting to almost everyone.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Stefan | 1/11/2010

    " The book is witty and droll, but as a novice to philosophy, I can only assume that it covers its topic well. In any case, I liked it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Steve Carroll | 8/22/2009

    " good overview of a difficult subject. a little heavy on the biography. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Steven Beales | 11/1/2008

    " Good summary of Heidegger's abstruse philosophy and Nazi associations including his affair with the Jewess Hannah Arendt and meeting with Jewish poet Paul Celan. "

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About the Author
Author Paul Strathern

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.