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Nietzsche in 90 Minutes

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Paul Strathern

Narrated By: Robert Whitfield

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: June 2005

Duration: 1 hours 14 minutes

Summary:

With Friedrich Nietzsche, philosophy was dangerous not only for philosophers but for everyone. Nietzsche ended up going mad, but his ideas presaged a collective madness that had horrific consequences in Europe in the early 1900s. Though his philosophy is more one of aphorisms and insights than a system, it is brilliant, persuasive, and incisive. His major concept is the will to power, which he saw as the basic impulse for all our acts. Christianity he saw as a subtle perversion of this concept-thus Nietzsche's famous pronouncement, "God is dead."

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  • Eric Silverstein

    Could have been Nietzsche in 90 seconds. Don't bother...

  • Lee Detzel

    As a philosophy student I appreciated the concise introduction to Nietzsche's work and life presented in this audiobook. Of course, all summarization miss important details and thoughts of deep thinkers, but this audiobook is still worth the listen.