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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 Vance Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Philosophers in 90 Minutes Series Release Date: June 2005 ISBN: 9781455180028
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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 April Cardinal | 11/30/2013

    " great introduction. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 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 Jose | 2/11/2013

    " great. clear/concise. "

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

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marcus Lira | 7/11/2012

    " Amusing read - it's not really deep or anything, but I really like Strathern's style. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abel | 4/4/2012

    " I am not sure if these are good introductions into someone's body of work but, for their length of time, they are inherently efficient and analytically succinct. I would recommend these to anyone who wants a broad overview of Kierkegaard's work in relation to his life and times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nic | 10/22/2011

    " we my palette for the real thing. Fear & Trembling, cmon down! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keith Bell | 4/1/2011

    " Interesting and timely as I was in the midst of this book when a friend asked if I had read his treatise on Abraham and Isaac. Gonna have to revisit it to fully absorb it but still a great read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 M Pereira | 3/27/2011

    " This is a really good one, Kierkegaard's life is one imbued in both existential despair, and Christianity. This is a clear and at times, humorous exposition of the Christian first existentialist. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Robert Klein | 1/17/2011

    " Hey, fuck Paul Strathern. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cm2dude | 8/22/2010

    " Kierkegaard is a genius, no doubt in my own mind... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kessia Reyne | 8/9/2010

    " 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 Abel | 1/13/2010

    " I am not sure if these are good introductions into someone's body of work but, for their length of time, they are inherently efficient and analytically succinct. I would recommend these to anyone who wants a broad overview of Kierkegaard's work in relation to his life and times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cm2dude | 9/9/2009

    " Kierkegaard is a genius, no doubt in my own mind... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marcus | 8/17/2009

    " Amusing read - it's not really deep or anything, but I really like Strathern's style. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kiwi | 1/17/2009

    " Well, it got me to laugh. That's always a plus. The 90 Minute series is funny.

    (I won it in a Yankee Swap after seeing one of my friends pick it up at Barnes & Noble.) "

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