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Hegel em 90 minutos: (1770-1831)

(Philosophers in 90 Minutes)

3.08  ·  Rating details ·  365 ratings  ·  43 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 ...more
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Published July 1st 1998 by Zahar (first published 1990)
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Anthony Vacca
HAPPILY, HEGEL

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
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Trevor
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
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
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Meghan
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.)
Phillip
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.
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 ...more
ATJG
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 ...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
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Joshua
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. ...more
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
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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
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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.
Joe Richardson
Jul 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: philosophy
I hate Hegel.
Josh
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.
Andrew
The Enlightenment was going so well until Hegel had to show up.
Desollado
Mar 04, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: literature
As always in this series, a very light, easy reading book.
Patrick Frownfelter
Not bad, but do I really need to hear ad nauseum that Hegel is hard to read and confusing?
Virginia
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
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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.
Erika
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)
James
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. ...more
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.
Alex
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.
Nathalia Borghi
May 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 stars for not being super serious on this particular philosopher.
Maggie
Nov 07, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: biography
continuing the journey of the 90 minutes series, this one on hegel was again clear and helpful but also irreverently funny.
Vanessa
My first attempt at learning some philosophy. Didn't glean too much from this other than some biographical and historical information, but it's a start and it was a super-fast read.
Marcus Lira
Entertaining as all the other books of this series, but Strathern's tone is a wee bit too scornful in this one.
Mark
More like "Hegel in 55 minutes." Seriously though, this gruel is pretty thin.
Maire
Sep 17, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
definitely a quick and dirty overview. he's popped up in the last few books i've read, so i figured i should learn something about him.
Ryan
Dec 19, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Dang , you’d think Hegel kicked the authors puppy or something.
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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.

Besides five novels, he has also written
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