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Paul Strathern has a Ph.D. in Mathematics and Philosophy and lectures at Kingston University. Strathern is the author of several novels, including A Season in Abyssinia, which won a Somerset Maugham prize, and Mendeleyev's Dream: The Quest for the Elements. He has also published two series of vis mere books, one on philosophy: Philosophers in 90 Minutes, and another on science, but is best known for his 39 short biographies of philosophers and scientists (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

Omfatter også følgende navne: Paul Strathern, Paul Strathearn, Paul Starathern

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Værker af Paul Strathern

Nietzsche in 90 Minutes (1996) 259 eksemplarer
Plato in 90 Minutes (1996) 252 eksemplarer
Wittgenstein in 90 Minutes (1996) 222 eksemplarer
Napoleon in Egypt (2007) 199 eksemplarer
Descartes in 90 Minutes (1996) 194 eksemplarer
Kant in 90 Minutes (1996) 190 eksemplarer
Aristotle in 90 Minutes (1996) 180 eksemplarer
Hume in 90 Minutes (1998) 160 eksemplarer
Kierkegaard in 90 Minutes (1997) 139 eksemplarer
Sartre in 90 Minutes (1998) 123 eksemplarer
Spinoza in 90 Minutes (1998) 121 eksemplarer
Hegel in 90 Minutes (1997) 119 eksemplarer
Socrates in 90 Minutes (1997) 112 eksemplarer
The Borgias: Power and Fortune (2019) 110 eksemplarer
The Florentines (2021) 106 eksemplarer
Confucius in 90 Minutes (1998) 105 eksemplarer
Locke in 90 Minutes (1901) 98 eksemplarer
Thomas Aquinas in 90 Minutes (1998) 97 eksemplarer
A Brief History of Medicine (2005) 91 eksemplarer
Marx in 90 Minutes (2001) 91 eksemplarer
Turing and the Computer (1997) 89 eksemplarer
Machiavelli in 90 Minutes (1998) 86 eksemplarer
Foucault in 90 Minutes (2000) 86 eksemplarer
Schopenhauer in 90 Minutes (1973) 85 eksemplarer
St. Augustine in 90 Minutes (1997) 85 eksemplarer
Einstein and Relativity (1997) 82 eksemplarer
Hawking and Black Holes (1997) 81 eksemplarer
Empire: A New History of the World (2020) 74 eksemplarer
Rousseau in 90 Minutes (2002) 73 eksemplarer
Newton and Gravity (1997) 71 eksemplarer
Heidegger in 90 Minutes (2002) 65 eksemplarer
Pythagoras and His Theorem (1997) 62 eksemplarer
Derrida in 90 Minutes (2000) 59 eksemplarer
Bertrand Russell in 90 Minutes (2001) 54 eksemplarer
Crick, Watson and DNA (1997) 52 eksemplarer
Darwin and Evolution (1998) 44 eksemplarer
Galileo and the Solar System (1998) 42 eksemplarer
Bohr and Quantum Theory (1998) 41 eksemplarer
Leibniz in 90 Minutes (2000) 41 eksemplarer
Archimedes and the Fulcrum (1998) 34 eksemplarer
Curie and Radioactivity (1998) 32 eksemplarer
Oppenheimer and the Bomb (1998) — Forfatter — 31 eksemplarer
Dostoevsky in 90 Minutes (2004) 30 eksemplarer
Dewey in 90 Minutes (2002) 30 eksemplarer
Berkeley in 90 Minutes (2000) 28 eksemplarer
The Essential Aristotle (2002) 25 eksemplarer
Borges in 90 Minutes (2006) 25 eksemplarer
Kafka in 90 Minutes (2004) 24 eksemplarer
James Joyce in 90 Minutes (2005) 23 eksemplarer
J.S. Mill in 90 Minutes (2002) 21 eksemplarer
Garcia Marquez in 90 Minutes (2004) 21 eksemplarer
Beckett in 90 Minutes (2005) 18 eksemplarer
D.H. Lawrence in 90 Minutes (2005) 14 eksemplarer
Virginia Woolf in 90 Minutes (2005) 13 eksemplarer
One man's war (1973) 11 eksemplarer
Season in Abyssinia (1972) 7 eksemplarer
Nietzsche: Philosophy in an Hour (2012) 6 eksemplarer
Poe en 90 minutos (2006) 5 eksemplarer
Sartre: Philosophy in an Hour (2012) 5 eksemplarer
Socrates: Philosophy in an Hour (2012) 5 eksemplarer
Marx: Philosophy in an Hour (2012) 4 eksemplarer
The Knowledge: The Periodic table (2015) 4 eksemplarer
Turkije (1995) 3 eksemplarer
Foucault: Philosophy in an Hour (2012) 3 eksemplarer
Plato: Philosophy in an Hour (2012) 3 eksemplarer
Dark Brilliance (2024) 2 eksemplarer
Confucius: Philosophy in an Hour (2012) 2 eksemplarer
Heidegger: Philosophy in an Hour (2012) 2 eksemplarer
Derrida: Philosophy in an Hour (2012) 2 eksemplarer
Kant: Philosophy in an Hour (2012) 2 eksemplarer
J.S. Mill: Philosophy in an Hour (2012) 2 eksemplarer
Plato in 90 Minutes 1 eksemplar
Hume in 90 Minutes 1 eksemplar
Kafka in 90 Minutes 1 eksemplar
Hegel in 90 Minutes 1 eksemplar
Kant in 90 Minutes 1 eksemplar
Oppenheimer em 90 Minutos (1999) 1 eksemplar
The Granddaddy of All Bubbles (2014) 1 eksemplar
Hume: Philosophy in an Hour (2012) 1 eksemplar
Hegel: Philosophy in an Hour (2012) 1 eksemplar
Dewey: Philosophy in an Hour (2012) 1 eksemplar
Os Caminhos Terrestres (1994) 1 eksemplar
Leibniz: Philosophy in an Hour (2012) 1 eksemplar
Florida: Trip Planner & Guide (1997) 1 eksemplar
Locke: Philosophy in an Hour (2013) 1 eksemplar
Spinoza: Philosophy in an Hour (2013) 1 eksemplar
Greece Trip Planner and Guide (1996) 1 eksemplar
Newton 1 eksemplar

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This is an accessible telling of the lives and deeds of key figures of the northern renaissance.
I thought the distinction of the "northern" renaissance was a litlle artificial, but it was probably worth the author highlighting that there was much more to the renaissance than the art and architecture of Italy.
The book is broken up into short chapters covering individuals who made their mark in the opening of minds in the 1400 and 1500s northern Europe. From Luther to Copernicus to Erasmus and Shakespeare, there is much there to keep the reader interested.
I had a couple of quibbles - I couldn't see how Catherine de Medici and Elizabeth I contributed much to the renaissance. Major figures in the times in France and England, but ranaissance figures? I'm not convinced. And while Shakespeare is covered as a major literary figure, there wasn't much effort to highlight how he was different from his predescessors, or how he changed the stage for the future.
But minor points. This is good popularised history.
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mbmackay | Mar 18, 2024 |
More like 40 minutes tops. More substance and a more sympathetic author would have helped.
 
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audient_void | 1 anden anmeldelse | Jan 6, 2024 |
Oddly homophobic and fatphobic at times.
 
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imjustmea | 14 andre anmeldelser | Dec 23, 2023 |
I had no idea about Leibniz recruiting multiple patrons to the point that his first sponsor, Hanover, effectively arrested him upon return from drumming up business.
 
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Værker
140
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ISBN
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