Confucius in 90 Minutes

By Paul Strathern
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The Philosophers in 90 Minutes Series

1.27 Hours 06/25/2005 unabridged
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Confucius taught a moral wisdom that would become a predominant social force in China from the second century BCE until the mid-twentieth century. It would appear that his aim was to turn his pupils into good government officials, but his quaint humanistic platitudes, maxims, and quasi-enigmatic anecdotes made spiritual fodder for the next two thousand years of the culture. In Confucius in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Confucius’ life and ideas and explains their influence on man’s struggle to understand his existence in the world. The book also includes selections from Confucius’ work, a brief list of suggested readings for those who wish to delve deeper, and chronologies that place Confucius within his own age and in the broader scheme of philosophy.

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Confucius taught a moral wisdom that would become a predominant social force in China from the second century BCE until the mid-twentieth century. It would appear that his aim was to turn his pupils into good government officials, but his quaint humanistic platitudes, maxims, and quasi-enigmatic anecdotes made spiritual fodder for the next two thousand years of the culture.

In Confucius in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Confucius’ life and ideas and explains their influence on man’s struggle to understand his existence in the world. The book also includes selections from Confucius’ work, a brief list of suggested readings for those who wish to delve deeper, and chronologies that place Confucius within his own age and in the broader scheme of philosophy.

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Author Bio: Paul Strathern

Paul Strathern earned a degree in philosophy at Trinity College, Dublin, and has lectured in philosophy and mathematics. The author of many nonfiction books and of articles for numerous publications, he has also written several novels and has won the Somerset Maugham Prize. He lives and writes in London.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Philosophy
Runtime: 1.27
Audience: Adult
Language: English