• Confucius: Philosophy in an Hour

  • By: Paul Strathern
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 05-30-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • 2.0 (2 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Philosophy for busy people. Listen to a succinct account of the philosophy of Confucius in just one hour.
This is the perfect audiobook for people who are on the go and don’t have time to read philosophy books but wish they knew more about certain people and how they influenced history. This is a concise, expert account of Confucious’ life and philosophical ideas - entertainingly written and most importantly easy listening.
Also included are selections from Confucious’ work, suggested further reading, and chronologies that place Confucious in the context of the broader scheme of philosophy.
©2012 Paul Strathern (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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Critic 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)
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By Bapir on 07-09-15


I recommend this work to anyone interested in Confucianism as a brief overall introduction.

This could be of great use and also informative to students of religious as well as philosophical studies.

I give it a 4 star overall because it could be further improved nonetheless the author has given a balanced and fair account of the topic.

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By LJ 1976 on 01-26-18

What a load of sh!te

What would have made Confucius: Philosophy in an Hour better?

Deleting it.

What will your next listen be?

Anything but this

How could the performance have been better?

If he hadnt have had a horlicks before starting.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No that I uncovered.

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By Sean on 11-08-17

Simple yet as precise.

We don't know alot about Confucius, this will help understand him in a short 1hr read. it seems there is less to him than i thought.

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