"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
Hume reduced philosophy to ruins: he denied the existence of everythingexcept our
actual perceptions themselves. I alone exist, he argued, and the world is nothing more
than part of my consciousness. Yet we know that the world remains, and we go on as
before. What Hume expressed was the status of our knowledge about the world,
a world in which neither religion nor science is certain.
In Hume in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Hume's
life and ideas and explains their influence on man's struggle to understand his existence
in the world. The book also includes selections from Hume's work, a brief list of suggested
readings for those who wish to delve deeper, and chronologies that place Hume within his
own age and in the broader scheme of philosophy.
Paul Strathern earned a degree in philosophy at Trinity College, Dublin, and has lectured in philosophy and mathematics. A Somerset Maugham prize winner, he has written books on history, philosophy, and travel as well as five novels. His articles have appeared in numerous publications, including the Observer (London) and the Irish Times. He lives and writes in London.
Earphones Awards recipient Robert Whitfield was born in England and worked for the BBC for ten years as a radio news announcer and also worked as a narrator for the Royal National Institute for the Blind in London. In addition to narrating for Blackstone Audiobooks, he involves himself in numerous stage-acting projects in the United States and Europe.
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