• Heidegger in 90 Minutes

  • By: Paul Strathern
  • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
  • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 07-08-05
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • 4 out of 5 stars 3.8 (72 ratings)

Regular price: $13.96

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Publisher's Summary

One of the two major philosophical traditions of the twentieth century was linguistic analysis, derived largely from Wittgenstein. The other, diametrically opposed, came from Heidegger, and its fundamental question was, "What is the meaning of existence?" For Heidegger, this question could not simply be "analyzed away". It was beyond the reach of logic or reason. It was the primary "given" of every individual life. To confront it, Heidegger needed to develop an entire new form of philosophy. In Heidegger in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Heidegger'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 Heidegger's work, a brief list of suggested readings for those who wish to delve deeper, and chronologies that place Heidegger within his own age and in the broader scheme of philosophy.
©2002 Paul Strathern (P)2005 Blackstone Audiobooks
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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." (The New York Times)
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Customer Reviews

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2 out of 5 stars
By Michael on 07-21-06

Less isn't more

Heidegger is difficult, no question, but this 90 min was more about the man than then philosophy. And even for obtuse philosophy, the presentation wasn't very good.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Brian on 09-25-12

Unsympathetic and Superficial treatment

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

The book was very, very weak.

What was most disappointing about Paul Strathern’s story?

This book will not help you understand Heidegger's thought.

What about Robert Whitfield’s performance did you like?

The reader was fine.

Any additional comments?

If you want to understand Heidegger, you might start with Cooper's "Existentialism: a reconstruction" or Blattner's guide to Being and Time. This book was a waste of a credit.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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