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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (186 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: 9781455180004
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With Friedrich Nietzsche, philosophy was dangerous not only for philosophers but for everyone. Nietzsche ultimately went mad, but his ideas presaged a collective madness that had horrific consequences in Europe in the early 1900s. Though his philosophy is more one of aphorisms and insights than a system, it is brilliant, persuasive, and incisive. His major concept is the will to power, which he saw as the basic impulse for all our acts. Christianity he saw as a subtle perversion of this concept—thus Nietzsche's famous pronouncement, "God is dead."

In Nietzsche in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Nietzsche’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 Nietzsche’s work, a brief list of suggested readings for those who wish to delve deeper, and chronologies that place Nietzsche 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 Paul | 10/17/2013

    " It delivers on the promise. Not a bad introduction, but nothing special "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bala | 4/15/2013

    " Interesting book on the philosopher who declared 'God is dead', 'will to power' and 'superman'. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jess | 2/6/2013

    " Man this guy's a crappy writer! (Strathern, not Nietzsche) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tine! | 9/21/2012

    " Took the audio book on a run with me, because as nice as exercise is, I often still find myself considering it wasteful....picked up some good trivia on Nietzsche's life, but all in all found this too brusque to be constructive. I might also mention some obvious bias I picked up on. XD "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kyle OBrien | 9/4/2012

    " I only got to page 13 and already realized the author was far too opinionated and biased. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danielle Mathieson | 4/8/2012

    " My favorite philosopher. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 *heartrl* | 11/19/2011

    " Entertaining and cute- quite a short intro. I can't say I learned a ton, but it was a fun biographical sketch all the same. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 M Pereira | 6/6/2011

    " Good work, it is funny and succinct. There is an interesting summary of Nietzsche's life with an interesting foray into the issue of the Nazism misinterpretation of the 20thC "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dave | 3/31/2011

    " This isn't really a summary or review of Nietzsche's works or philosophy. It's much more a very brief bio with a few extra pages for a timeline. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bala | 3/26/2011

    " Interesting book on the philosopher who declared 'God is dead', 'will to power' and 'superman'. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mckinley | 10/8/2010

    " WILL TO POWER

    loner, become mentally ill from syphilis
    Contains a biography which was interesting, and some quotes and lines from his work along with a philosophy time-line. Does fit him into the overall body of philosophy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul | 1/30/2010

    " It delivers on the promise. Not a bad introduction, but nothing special "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kyle | 11/5/2009

    " I only got to page 13 and already realized the author was far too opinionated and biased. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jess | 1/5/2009

    " Man this guy's a crappy writer! (Strathern, not Nietzsche) "

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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.

About the Narrator

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and an AudioFile Golden Voice with over forty Earphones Awards. He has won thirteen prestigious Audie Awards and was Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London.