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Hegel em 90 minutos: (1770-1831)

(Philosophers in 90 Minutes)

3.09  ·  Rating details ·  509 ratings  ·  57 reviews
Hegel foi um dos filósofos mais eruditos, com imenso conhecimento de arte, literatura, religião, filosofia, política e ciência, tanto de sua época como de épocas passadas. Criador do método dialético, que nas mãos de Marx daria origem à maior revolução desde a Revolução Francesa, admitia: "Apenas um homem me entende, e mesmo ele não consegue." Alguns críticos consideram qu ...more
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Published July 1st 1998 by Zahar (first published 1990)
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Dec 23, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: philosophy
What a complete embarrassment this book is. Hegel wrote lots of philosophy, he has been interpreted and followed and reinterpreted by many, many other philosophers of all persuasions – from Marxists to Existentialists to Fascists and just about everything in between. He did much to move philosophy away from being the study of dead logical forms by focusing on becoming, by focusing on change and development as key concerns of philosophy. He did much to move philosophy from a study of ‘things’ to ...more
Anthony Vacca

kept a diary during his formative years which chronicled in nauseating detail every thought, experience, conversation, snippet of insight gleamed from his voracious readings of any book he could slap his paws on. On any given day an entry would catalogue an exact itinerary of his comings and goings, including detailed opinions on any theater showing or musical performance he happened to catch as well as painfully purple descriptions of the weather. And if for some unforeseen reason
W.D. Clarke
Hasty Generalization
This baby book is a reductionist hatchet job on Hegel
Therefore all baby books are reductionist hatchet jobs.

4* for jauntily written, interesting biographical tidbits and general liveliness
-1* for attempting to prejudice this reader contra Hegel before he understands him
-1* for attempting to explain away H's system biographically and then even psychiatrically
-1* for appending critical selection of context-free quotations from Hegel after the main text
+1* for entertaining me no
If you hate Hegel, you will like this book.

If you are indifferent to Hegel, but like things that are funny, you will like this book.

If you love Hegel, you will hate this book.

If you are trying to read up to impress a devout Hegelian, this book will not be useful to you.

If you listen to the audiobook version, you will finish in 80 minutes. (Eighty-five, if you listen to the chronologies.)
Mar 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
not gonna lie i laughed out loud multiple times. i love paul strathern’s sense of humor. it caught me off guard at first since i was expecting this to be a dry, educational series, but strathern makes his opinions quite clear and i enjoy his storytelling all the more for it. he also takes efforts to humanize the philosophers and paint vivid details of their personal lives, which i appreciate! i’ve found that it’s much easier for me to learn (and actually retain) this way. he doesn’t really go in ...more
Apr 30, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't really care for this. Hegel was treated throughout with contempt and as a joke. It is one thing to disagree with a figure you write about and even to show the person's foibles. It is another to describe a person and their work as turgid nonsense. If that is what he thinks he shouldn't have written about Hegel at all.
Jan 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: philo
It gives what I expected and continues to mimic German accent in a nonfunny way.
Keith Davis
Paul Strathern is no fan of Hegel. Terms like "monumental obfuscation" and "bereft of meaning" get tossed around and those are not quotes from Hegel's critics, those are quotes from the author. This little book provides a short biography of Hegel and a massive smack-down of his prose style. You may get more detail on Hegel here than you would from a general history of philosophy, but less than say an overview of 18th century German philosophy. The warning for what you are in for is that Strather ...more
Jan 18, 2017 added it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
A more serviceable gloss than Strathern's Nietzsche in 90 Minutes, this book provides the biographical basics, touches on the most basic elements of the Hegelian dialectic, and peppers both with unhelpful commentary re: prolixity &c. &c. Shitty though this may be, and certainly unworthy of its subject, it nonetheless delivered what it promised, viz. <90 minutes of information about Hegel, and some of it, as with the other Strahtern book, is even enjoyable. As my confreres were mulling over how b ...more
Don Incognito
This book gives you the bare basics on Hegel's philosophy, which may be all you need to know. From what this book says, Hegel is obviously a philosopher you will want to read about rather than actually reading his work; you'll see why when I quote him (as quoted in this book).

Meanwhile, as mind itself is not an abstractly simple entity, but a system of processes, wherein it distinguishes itself into moments; but in the very act of distinguishing remains free and detached; and as mind articulates
Timothy McNeil
While it becomes more and more clear that Strathern has a severe dislike of all things metaphysical, and an inability to cope with the Germanic love of system when it comes to philosophy (even Nietzsche wanted to tear down the old so that a new system could be put in place), he does have a pretty decent sense of humor.
I'm sure this book will offend Hegelians, and it does little to actually give voice to the Hegelian Dialectic, but it is a serviceable quick overview of the man and a rough sketch
Kanske Svartfors

"Only me and God understood what I meant - now only God."

”Only one man understands me, and even he does not.” -Hegel

Some say he might have been too optimistic in saying that.

--- This is not a review ---

(Just writing down some key points in order to remember better)


Small part of us can be found in history. We can find something very valuable in history that we have lost now.

Progress in never linear.

Learn from the ideas you dislike.

Progress is messy: 3 moves: Dialektik. We have to fin
M Pereira
This is the first ever book about Hegel I've read, I avoid learning about Hegel because he seems so difficult. This book makes a good biographical sketch of Hegel's works, in addition, it doesn't go so heavy on Hegel's ideas, except a few basics, which considering the kind of level of readership is a very appropriate decisions which I respect.

The one thing I really liked about this book was that Strathern doesn't let Hegel get away with nonsense. The author treats Hegel without much seriousness
Johannes Bertus
Feb 27, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
You'll know more about Hegel's sex life than his philosophy after reading this, but that's cool. I am of the Schopenhauer school and find Hegel's esotericism awkward at best. The only reason to still read Hegel (or about Hegel at least) is to understand Marx, yet Marx's use of the term dialectic is so innovative that one might as well skip Phenomenology of Mind and go straight to Das Kapital.
Tom Calvard
A short book and I learned a little more about Hegel than knew before (albeit not much more, but some).

I can see from other reviews the book is divisive because of its offbeat humour, where it laughs at Hegel's expense and belittles his work to an extent. I laughed a little at first, but it gets a bit repetitive and harsh by the end.

Probably there are better introductory texts to Hegel out there, but this is an easy read and does cover a few different aspects of his life and works.
Apr 10, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Decent overview, but from someone who clearly seems to NOT be a fan of Hegel's.
Joe Richardson
Jul 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: philosophy
I hate Hegel.
Mar 04, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: literature
As always in this series, a very light, easy reading book.
The Enlightenment was going so well until Hegel had to show up.
Ken Hall
Good high level overview
b barrett
Nov 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
He's comically dismissive of Hegel and his philosophy. He refers to one of Hegel's works as garbage, for example. There is more about Hegel's life than his philosophy.
Mar 13, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I'm going to honest, I hate Hegel and do so fairly after struggling through his tomes in grad school; however, with that in mind, I still think this is one of the most biased, unfair readings of a philosopher imaginable. Its basic argument is that Hegel is hard to read and dialectics aren't scientific, therefore, Hegel sucks. I give it a two star because it was a decent historical reading of Hegel's life and I learned some things I didn't know. Otherwise, this is quite the biased hit job. Strath ...more
Oct 23, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I will preface this review by letting you all know that I hate Hegel. Bleh. My husband loves him. My husband, let me point out right now, is NOT a philosophy major.

Here is my favorite quote from the book. It is Schopenhauer writing on Hegel:

"But the height of audacity in serving up pure nonsense, in stringing together senseless and extravagant mazes of words, such as had previously been heard only in mad-houses, was finally reached in Hegel, and became the instrument of the most barefaced mystif
Vincent Russo
Not bad, and quite entertaining. I've wanted to delve into some of Hegel's actual work, but even as the excerpts from this book will illustrate, they're quite convoluted and dense. Even so, this was a nice overview of Hegel's life (something not immediately apparent from his volumes I'm sure), and his major contributions to the field of existentialism, and to a greater extent, philosophy. There are a few others in this series I have on my hard drive, and I'll most likely be giving them a listen.
Katkov Iurii
Apr 22, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
To the author. "Dude. Why on Earth did you decide to write a book about Hegel if you hate Hegel, don't like his philosophy and philosophy in general?"

If you opened Science of Logic and after being completely overwhelmed by its complexity put it back on a shelf, be sure: the author did the same. He won't help you to understand anything, he will mock Hegel and make a fool of himself.

The book is a complete waste of time, I can't recommend it to anyone.
Jan 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Learning about Hegel - absolute idealism, Hegelian dialectic, master–slave dialectic, "sublation (Aufheben), Geist ("mind/spirit"), Sittlichkeit, alienation, "the true is the whole", rationality alone is real, distinction between critical Verstandesmetaphysik (metaphysics of Understanding) and speculative Vernunftsmetaphysik (metaphysics of Reason)
Apr 09, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I picked this up because of its influence on on dialectical behavior therapy. I usually find the original works by philosophers to be a daunting task to read and so I read these "overviews" first. Simply put thesis + antithesis → synthesis.
Peter Banka
I just can't get into Hegel. Despite the fact that he had a RSME (Religious/Spiritual/Mystical Experience) which seems to have changed everything he believed in. His Writing never became comprehensible.
Marcus Lira
Entertaining as all the other books of this series, but Strathern's tone is a wee bit too scornful in this one.
Dec 24, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who have to read Hegel and don't want to.
Recommended to Alex by: Hegel (in a dream)
Shelves: philosophy
90 minutes of Hegel is all anyone should need. In fact, 90 minutes is probably excessive. Still, if you have to read Hegel, try to get away with just reading this book instead.
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Paul Strathern (born 1940) is a British writer and academic. He was born in London, and studied at Trinity College, Dublin, after which he served in the Merchant Navy over a period of two years. He then lived on a Greek island. In 1966 he travelled overland to India and the Himalayas. His novel A Season in Abyssinia won a Somerset Maugham Award in 1972.

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