• Nietzsche: Philosophy in an Hour

  • By: Paul Strathern
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 05-30-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • 3 out of 5 stars 3.0 (6 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Philosophy for busy people. Listen to a succinct account of the philosophy of Nietzsche in just one hour.
Philosophy has always been dangerous for philosophers; Friedrich Nietzsche made it dangerous for everyone. His ideas presaged a collective madness which was to ravage Europe throughout the first half of the 20th century, drawing a chilling parallel with the insanity that gripped Nietzsche towards the end of his life. His philosophy is one of aphorisms and penetrating psychological insights, his major concept being the Will to Power - a notion that he saw as the basic impulse for all our acts. Viewing Christianity as a subtle perversion of this concept Nietzsche is famous for his pronouncement that ‘God is dead’.
This audiobook is an expert account of Nietzsche’s life and philosophical ideas - entertainingly written - and is above all easy listening. Also included are selections from Nietzsche’s work, suggested further reading, and chronologies that place Nietzsche 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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2 out of 5 stars
By Kuleshov on 01-14-17

Disappointed

Keeble is one of the best readers on audible. I was disappointed with this book as it is really a lightweight biography with a few of Nietzsche's epigrams at the end. I was hoping for an overview f the philosophic ideas. In this respect it is far too lightweight in my opinion. I learned a lot more from In Our Time on Radio 4 - who ch is s U.K. intellectual chat show.

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4 out of 5 stars
By InstrumentalFoundationMaterial on 04-17-18

Good for understanding who he was

Not so good for understanding his philosophy as only the last 20 minutes gives you a breakdown of his philosophies and it goes very quickly I might add. The rest of the book details he movements from place to place, his odd obsessions and desires and relationships with those around him. It is all relevant but is is more of a biography than an exploration of his work. Still worth a listen to get an introduction by all means 👌🏾

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