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Publisher Description

Philosophy for busy people. Listen to a succinct account of the philosophy of Kierkegaard in just one hour.

Although Kierkegaard was not a philosopher in the academic sense, he produced what many people expect of philosophy. He didn’t write about the world, he wrote about life – how we live and how we choose to live, particularly focussing on the individual and the notion of his (or her) existence. Kierkegaard was one of the founders of existentialism, regarding the ‘existing being’ as a purely subjective entity that lay beyond the reach of reason, logic, philosophical systems, theology and even ‘the pretences of psychology’, yet simultaneously remaining the source of all these subjects.

This audiobook is an expert account of Kierkegaard’s life and philosophical ideas – entertainingly written and is above all easy listening. Also included are selections from Kierkegaard’s work, suggested further reading, and chronologies that place Kierkegaard in the context of the broader scheme of philosophy.

Reviews

‘Well-written, clear and informed, they have a breezy wit about them . . .I find them hard to stop reading’ NEW YORK TIMES

‘Witty, illuminating, and blessedly concise’ WALL STREET JOURNAL

‘Each of these little books is witty and dramatic and creates a sense of time, place, and character . . . I cannot think of a better way to introduce oneself and one's friends to Western civilization’ BOSTON GLOBE

‘A godsend in this era of the short attention span’ NEW YORK TIMES

About the author

Paul Strathern has lectured in philosophy and mathematics and now lives and writes in London. A Somerset Maugham prize winner, he is also the author of books on history and travel as well as five novels. His articles have appeared in a great many publications including the Observer (London) and the Irish Times. His own degree in philosophy was earned at Trinity College, Dublin.

GENRE
Non-Fiction
NARRATOR
JK
Jonathan Keeble
LENGTH
01:31
hr min
RELEASED
2013
June 27
PUBLISHER
William Collins
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
72.6
MB

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