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Paul Strathern (born 1940) is a Scots-Irish 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 numerous books on science, philosophy, history, literature, medicine and economics. He is the author of two successful series of short introductory books: Philosophers in 90 Minutes and The Big Idea: Scientists Who Changed the World. His book on the history of chemistry entitled Mendeleyev's Dream (2000) was short-listed for the Aventis Prize, and his works have been translated into over two dozen languages. He is the author of the best-selling The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance, Napoleon in Egypt, and The Artist, the Philosopher and the Warrior: Leonardo, Machiavelli and Borgia - a fateful collusion (2009) and The Spirit of Venice: from Marco Polo to Casanova (2012). His recent works include The Periodic Table (2015), "Quacks, Rogues and Charlatans" (2015) and 'The Borgias' (2019) 'Rise and Fall: A History of the World in Ten Empires' (2019). 'The Florentines: from Dante to Galileo (Atlantic 2021). His work on economic history 'Dr Strangelove's Game' (2001) was chosen as a Google business book of the year. Strathern was a lecturer at Kingston University, where he taught philosophy and mathematics. He has one daughter, Oona, who is a writer and journalist. She lives in Vienna with her husband the German futurist and writer Matthias Horx, and their two sons. List of books Novels Pass by the Sea: A Novel (London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1968) A Season in Abyssinia: An Impersonation of Arthur Rimbaud (London: Macmillan, 1972; reissued London: Faber and Faber, 2014) One Man's War (London: Quartet Books, 1973; reprinted 1974) Vaslav: An Impersonation of Nijinsky (London: Quartet Books, 1975) The Adventures of Spiro (Brighton: Harvester Press, 1979)Academic Exploration by Land (Silk and Spices Routes Series; London: Belitha Press for UNESCO, 1993); published in Irish as Bóthar an tSíoda: taiscéalaíocht thar tír (Baile Átha Cliath [i.e. Dublin]: An Gúm, 2000) Mendeleyev's Dream: The Quest for the Elements (London: Hamish Hamilton, 2000; US edn. New York: St. Martins Press, 2001; reissued London: Penguin, 2001) Dr Strangelove's Game: A Brief History of Economic Genius (London: Hamish Hamilton, 2001; reissued London: Penguin, 2002); also published as A Brief History of Economic Genius (New York; London: Texere, 2002) The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance (London: Jonathan Cape, 2003; reissued London: Vintage Books, 2007); also published as The Medici: Power, Money, and Ambition in the Italian Renaissance (New York: Pegasus Books, 2016); published in Italian as I Medici: potere, denaro e ambizione (I volti della storia, no. 427; Pisa: Newton Compton, 2017) A Brief History of Medicine from Hippocrates to Gene Therapy (London: Robinson, 2005) Napoleon in Egypt: The Greatest Glory (London: Jonathan Cape, 2007; reissued London: Vintage, 2008) The Artist, the Philosopher and the Warrior: Leonardo, Machiavelli and Borgia. A Fateful Collusion (London: Jonathan Cape, 2009; reissued London: Vintage, 2010) Death in Florence: the Medici, Savonarola and the Battle for the Soul of the Renaissance City (London: Jonathan Cape, 2011; reissued London: Vintage, 2012) The Spirit of Venice: from Marco Polo to Casanova (London: Jonathan Cape, 2012; reissued London: Pimlico, 2013; digital edn. London: Vintage Digital, 2012) The Periodic Table (The Knowledge Series, no. 3; London: Quadrille, 2015) Quacks, Rogues and Charlatans of the R[oyal] C[ollege of] P[hysicians]: 50 Books from the College Collection (500 Reflections on the R[oyal] C[ollege of] P[hysicians], 1518-2018; London: Little, Brown, 2016) 'The Borgias: Power and Fortune' (Atlantic 2019) 'Rise and Fall: A History of the World in Ten Empires' (Hodder 2019) 'The Florentines: from Dante to Galileo' (Atlantic 2021)Philosophers in 90 Minutes/Virgin Philosophers Wittgenstein (1889-1951) in 90 Minutes (Philosophers in 90 Minutes Series; London: Constable, 1996); reissued as The Essential Wittgenstein (Virgin Philosophers Series; London: Virgin, 2002) Hume (1711-76) in 90 Minutes (Philosophers in 90 Minutes Series; London: Constable, 1996); reissued as The Essential Hume (Virgin Philosophers Series; London: Virgin, 2002); published in French as Hume, je connais! (Air de savoir. Série Les philosophes, je connais; Paris: Mallard Editions, 1998) Kant (1724-1804) in 90 Minutes (Philosophers in 90 Minutes Series; London: Constable, 1996); reissued as The Essential Kant (Virgin Philosophers Series; London: Virgin, 2002) Locke (1632-1704) in 90 Minutes (Philosophers in 90 Minutes Series; London: Constable, 1996) Descartes in 90 Minutes (Philosophers in 90 Minutes Series; Chicago: I.R. Dee, 1996); reissued as The Essential Descartes (Virgin Philosophers Series; London: Virgin, 2002) Plato (428-348 BC) in 90 Minutes (Philosophers in 90 Minutes Series; London: Constable, 1996); reissued as The Essential Plato (Virgin Philosophers Series; London: Virgin, 2002) Aristotle (384-322 BC) in 90 Minutes (Philosophers in 90 Minutes Series; London: Constable, 1996); reissued as The Essential Aristotle (Virgin Philosophers Series; London: Virgin, 2002) Nietzsche (1844-1900) in 90 Minutes (Philosophers in 90 Minutes Series; London: Constable, 1996); reissued as The Essential Nietzsche (Virgin Philosophers Series; London: Virgin, 2002) St. Augustine in 90 Minutes (Philosophers in 90 Minutes Series; London: Constable, 1997) Sartre in 90 Minutes (Philosophers in 90 Minutes Series; Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 1998); reissued as The Essential Sartre (Virgin Philosophers Series; London: Virgin, 2002) Machiavelli in 90 Minutes (Philosophers in 90 Minutes Series; Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 1998); reissued as The Essential Machiavelli (Virgin Philosophers Series; London: Virgin, 2002) Confucius in 90 Minutes (Philosophers in 90 Minutes Series; Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 1999); reissued as The Essential Confucius (Virgin Philosophers Series; London: Virgin, 2002) Foucault in 90 Minutes (Philosophers in 90 Minutes Series; Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 2000); reissued as The Essential Foucault (Virgin Philosophers Series; London: Virgin, 2002) Marx in 90 Minutes Philosophers in 90 Minutes Series; Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 2001); reissued as The Essential Marx (Virgin Philosophers Series; London: Virgin, 2002) The Essential Derrida (Virgin Philosophers Series; London: Virgin, 2003) The Essential Socrates (Virgin Philosophers Series; London: Virgin, 2003)The Big Idea: Scientists Who Changed the World Pythagoras & His Theorem (Big Idea Series; London: Arrow, 1997) Turing & the Computer (Big Idea Series; London: Arrow, 1997) Hawking & Black Holes (Big Idea Series; London: Arrow, .... 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Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) não foi um filósofo no sentido acadêmico do termo. Mas produziu o que muita gente espera da filosofia. Não escreveu sobre o mundo, escreveu sobre a vida - s...

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The Borgia family have become a byword for evil. Corruption, incest, ruthless megalomania, avarice and vicious cruelty—all have been associated with their name. And yet, paradoxically, thi...

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Leonardo da Vinci, Niccolò Machiavelli, and Cesare Borgia—three iconic figures whose intersecting lives provide the basis for this astonishing work of narrative history. They could not ha...

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Schopenhauer, el "filósofo del pesimismo", ve el mundo y nuestra vida en él como un mal chiste. Pero si bien el mundo es indiferente a nuestro destino, no es su propósito fastidia...

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A sweeping and magisterial four-hundred-year history of both the city and the people who gave birth to the Renaissance.Between the birth of Dante in 1265 and the...

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Descartes never did a stroke of useful work in his life. At various times he described himself as a soldier, a mathematician, a thinker, and a gentleman. The last comes closest to describing...

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La filosofía se puso realmente difícil con Hegel. Su método dialéctico produjo el más grandioso sistema metafísico que ha conocido el hombre. El propio Hegel admitió que "sólo ex...

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En vida de Jean-Paul Sartre, su filosofía fue bien conocida por estudiantes, intelectuales y revolucionarios, e incluso entre el gran público de todo el mundo. Esta popularidad, sin preced...

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En los siglos anteriores a él, la filosofía había sido peligrosa para los filósofos, pero con Friedrich Nietzsche resulta peligrosa para todo el mundo. Nietzsche enloqueció y su locura ...

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e la vida de Confucio, cuya filosofía ha conformado las vidas de millones de seres humanos durante más de dos milenios, lo desconocemos casi todo. Las reglas de conducta que nos legara per...

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Eminent historian Paul Strathern opens the story of Empire with the Akkadian civilization, which ruled over a vast expanse of the region of ancient Mesopotamia, then turns to the immense Rom...

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The Republic of Venice was the first great economic, cultural, and naval power of the modern Western world. After winning the struggle for ascendency in the late 13th century, the Republic e...

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La filosofía de Berkeley niega la existencia de la materia. Según él, no existe el mundo material, solamente la experiencia, de modo que, cuando algo no se ve, es que no existe. Entonces,...

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