• Confucius: Philosophy in an Hour

  • By: Paul Strathern
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 30-05-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • 4 out of 5 stars 3.9 (60 ratings)

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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4 out of 5 stars
By Bapir on 09-07-15

Excellent

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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5 out of 5 stars
By without recourse on 03-06-18

worth it just for the quotes at the end.....

Confucius.....Sage, philosopher, educator....and funnyman. Shame Twitter wasn't around in the Zhou dynasty..... #nocrimsoncollars .. ..

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