Schopenhauer in 90 Minutes

Version: Unabridged
Author: Paul Strathern
Narrator: Robert Whitfield
Genres: Philosophy
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: December 2004
# of Units: 2 CDs
Length: 1 hour, 19 minutes
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A brief and enlightening exploration of one of our greatest thinkers.

Reviews (2)

Schopenhauer in 90 Minutes

Written by Anonymous on June 19th, 2012

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I liked it. Short and to the point. It was nice how the author combined the biography of the philosopher with his philosophical work. It wasn't very dense but I wasn't expecting it to be.

Schopenhauer in 90 Minutes

Written by Jim Arnold on March 15th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Strathern should probably confine his 90-minute reviews to celebrities. His remarks about Schopenhauer's philosophy are superficial, his passing references to other philosophers, Hegel in particular, are crude and unenlightened.

Author Details

Author Details

Strathern, Paul

Paul Strathern (1940-) is a British writer and academic. He was born in London, and studied at Trinity College, Dublin. His novel A Season in Abyssinia won a Somerset Maugham Award in 1972. Besides five novels, he has also written numerous books on science, philosophy, history, literature, medicine and economics. He is the author of two successful series of short introductory books: Philosophers in 90 Minutes and The Big Idea: Scientists Who Changed the World. His book on the history of chemistry entitled Mendeleyev's Dream (2001) was short-listed for the Aventis Prize, and his works have been translated into over two dozen languages. He is the author of the best-selling 'The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance', and his most recent work 'Napoleon in Egypt' came out in May 2007.

Strathern was a lecturer at Kingston University where he taught philosophy and science. He lives in London, and has three grandchildren: Tristan, Julian and Opajoke.