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Time of the Magicians *First Edition*

£15.00

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As new - appears unread
Aquamarine boards with black embossed title to spine
Dust cover is not price-clipped and only minor shelf-wear
Pages are clean, crisp and tightly bound to the unbroken spine
No tears, creases, or nicks

A gripping narrative of the intertwined lives of the four philosophers whose ideas reshaped the twentieth century
The year is 1919. Walter Benjamin flees his overbearing father to scrape a living as a critic. Ludwig Wittgenstein, scion of one of Europe's wealthiest families, signs away his inheritance, seeking spiritual clarity. Martin Heidegger renounces his faith and aligns his fortunes with Husserl's phenomenological school. Ernst Cassirer sketches a new schema of human culture on a cramped Berlin tram. The stage is set for a great intellectual drama. Over the next decade the lives and thought of this quartet will converge and intertwine, as each gains world-historical significance, between them remaking philosophy.Time of the Magicians brings to life this miraculous burst of intellectual creativity, unparalleled in philosophy's history, and with it an entire era, from post-war exuberance to economic crisis and the emergence of National Socialism. With great art, Wolfram Eilenberger traces the paths of these titanic figures through the tumult. He captures their personalities as well as their achievements, and illuminates with singular clarity the philosophies each embodied as well as espoused. It becomes an intellectual adventure story, a captivating journey through the greatest revolution in Western thought told through its four protagonists, each with their own penetrating gaze and answer to the question which has animated philosophy from the very beginning: What are we?

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Author(s):
Wolfram Eilenberger
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
240x162x39
EAN-13:
9780241352168
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9780241352168
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
432
Publisher:
Penguin Books Ltd

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As new - appears unread
Aquamarine boards with black embossed title to spine
Dust cover is not price-clipped and only minor shelf-wear
Pages are clean, crisp and tightly bound to the unbroken spine
No tears, creases, or nicks

A gripping narrative of the intertwined lives of the four philosophers whose ideas reshaped the twentieth century
The year is 1919. Walter Benjamin flees his overbearing father to scrape a living as a critic. Ludwig Wittgenstein, scion of one of Europe's wealthiest families, signs away his inheritance, seeking spiritual clarity. Martin Heidegger renounces his faith and aligns his fortunes with Husserl's phenomenological school. Ernst Cassirer sketches a new schema of human culture on a cramped Berlin tram. The stage is set for a great intellectual drama. Over the next decade the lives and thought of this quartet will converge and intertwine, as each gains world-historical significance, between them remaking philosophy.Time of the Magicians brings to life this miraculous burst of intellectual creativity, unparalleled in philosophy's history, and with it an entire era, from post-war exuberance to economic crisis and the emergence of National Socialism. With great art, Wolfram Eilenberger traces the paths of these titanic figures through the tumult. He captures their personalities as well as their achievements, and illuminates with singular clarity the philosophies each embodied as well as espoused. It becomes an intellectual adventure story, a captivating journey through the greatest revolution in Western thought told through its four protagonists, each with their own penetrating gaze and answer to the question which has animated philosophy from the very beginning: What are we?

Author(s):
Wolfram Eilenberger
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
240x162x39
EAN-13:
9780241352168
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9780241352168
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
432
Publisher:
Penguin Books Ltd

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