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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (93 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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Kierkegaard wasn’t really a philosopher in the academic sense, yet he produced what many people expect of philosophy. He didn’t write about the world, he wrote about life, about how we live, and how we choose to live. His subject was the individual and his or her existence, the “existing being.” In Kierkegaard’s view, this purely subjective entity lay beyond the reach of reason, logic, philosophical systems, theology, or even “the pretenses of psychology.” Nonetheless, it was the source of all these subjects. The branch of philosophy to which Kierkegaard gave birth has come to be known as existentialism, a much discussed and debated topic of philosophy.

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

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by April Cardinal | 11/30/2013

    " great introduction. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kessia Reyne | 4/10/2013

    " I could have used a little less psychologizing and sitz im leben, and a little more philosophizing. But it was a concise overview of Kierkegaard and placed him well in the setting of his life. Worth the 90 minutes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jose | 2/11/2013

    " great. clear/concise. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ian | 12/12/2012

    " Best 90 minutes I have read yet. That guy was crazy haha. "

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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.