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Confucius in 90 Minutes (Philosophers in 90 Minutes)

by Paul Strathern, Strathern Paul

Buy the book: Paul Strathern. Confucius in 90 Minutes (Philosophers in 90 Minutes)

Release Date: June, 1999

Edition: Paperback


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Buy the book: Paul Strathern. Confucius in 90 Minutes (Philosophers in 90 Minutes)

Nice, brief book

I was very interested in reading more about Confucius after reading "Socrates, Buddha, Confucius, Jesus" by Karl Jaspers. Strathern's brief book reinforced some of what Jaspers said, but with much easier language. This book won't tell you a lot about Confucius and his teachings, but will let you know if you want to do any more reading. I liked his recommendation of Arthur Waley's translation of "The Analects." I do wish he had given just a little more recommended reading. He didn't suggest "The Wisdom of Confucius" by Lin Yutang, but I recommend it. This "90 minute" book is a light, quick read, which suited me at the time. Now I want to read more about Confucius (the Lin Yutang book). I like the 90 minute series and intend to read more of these volumes. Modern business just doesn't give you the luxury of time to read about philosophy. So for authors that I'm not sure I want to spend much time on, the 90 minute series is great. Strathern is a clever man. He didn't just write a book. He created a product line with a recognizable "90 minute" brand label!

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