By Juan Naya,Marian Hillar
By John A Hall
A amazing account of the lifestyles and concepts of the thinker and linguist.
Ernest Gellner was once a multilingual polymath who set the time table within the examine of nationalism and the sociology of Islam for a complete new release of teachers and scholars. This definitive biography follows his trajectory from his early years in Prague, Paris and England to overseas good fortune as a thinker and public highbrow. identified either for his hugely built-in philosophy of modernity and for combining a recognize for nationalism with an appreciation for technology, Gellner used to be passionate in his defence of cause opposed to each for of relativism.
By Hartmut Scheible,Anne Hamilton
Casanova führte ein rastloses Leben. Er platzierte französische Staatsanleihen und wurde in Paris als Organisator des gewinnträchtigen, aus Genua importierten Lottospiels tätig. Auf eine Anstellung hoffend, sprach er bei Friedrich dem Großen, Katharina der Großen und beim polnischen König vor. Obgleich diese Vorstöße alle erfolglos endeten, blieben sie nicht folgenlos: Ergebnis seiner missglückten Reise nach Warschau etwa ist eine glänzende Abhandlung über die der Aufteilung Polens vorausgehenden Wirren.
Mit dem Schwinden seiner Aussichten auf eine politische Karriere rückten seine philologischen Interessen in den Vordergrund. Im böhmischen Dux schließlich, wo er seine letzten Lebensjahre als Bibliothekar des Grafen Waldstein verbrachte und seine Lebensgeschichte niederschrieb, widmete er sich dem Verhältnis von Sprache und Politik und rechnete mit der Französischen Revolution ab, die seine Welt zum Einsturz gebracht hatte.
By Peter Lorimer,David Lorimer
'The complete international bows down ahead of me; I bow down ahead of the grasp Peter Deunov' - Albert Einstein
Peter Deunov (Beinsa Dounov), who lived in Bulgaria from 1864 to 1944, was once a good and encouraged instructor of the Perennial knowledge - the fundamental thread of fact operating via the entire significant international religions. He was once a rare guy who right away embodied nice simplicity and great profundity. All those that knew him testified to the truth that he encouraged internal excellence in very usual humans. His teachings are either direct and transparent, and should communicate to everyone no matter what their creed. primarily they provide a prescription for dwelling in concord with others, with the Earth and with the Divine.
Prophet for Our Times is being introduced again into print following Dr Wayne D. Dyer's wish to percentage the paintings of the thinker who vastly encouraged him. this option of teachings makes excellent analyzing for a person at the religious direction. It explains easily and without delay how to define love, knowledge, fact, justice, concord and stability in existence. It additionally supplies recommendation on ideas of prayer, meditation and visualization, and necessary details on correct nutrition and workout to aid internal concentration and readability. Peter Deunov's clever phrases will converse to everybody, and should have designated entice these trying to find an actual non secular culture of Western origin.
By Georges Yitzhak Weisz
By Joakim Garff,Bruce H. Kirmmse
"The day will come while not just my writings, yet accurately my life--the interesting mystery of all of the machinery--will be studied and studied." Søren Kierkegaard's notable mixture of genius and peculiarity made this a good if conceited prediction. yet Kierkegaard's existence has been notoriously demanding to check, so complicated used to be the internet of truth and fiction in his paintings. Joakim Garff's biography of Kierkegaard is therefore a landmark success. a continuing mixture of heritage, philosophy, and mental perception, all conveyed with novelistic verve, this is often the main finished and penetrating account but written of the lifestyles and works of the enigmatic Dane who replaced the process highbrow history.
Garff portrays Kierkegaard now not because the all-controlling impresario in the back of the most very important works of contemporary philosophy and spiritual thought--books credited with founding existentialism and prefiguring postmodernism--but particularly as a guy whose writings got here to regulate him. Kierkegaard observed himself as a vessel for his writings, a device within the hand of God, and at last as a martyr singled out to name for the top of "Christendom." Garff explores the occasions and relationships that shaped Kierkegaard, together with his guilt-ridden courting together with his father, his contention along with his brother, and his famously tortured courting along with his fiancée Regine Olsen. He recreates the squalor and beauty of Golden Age Copenhagen and the highbrow milieu during which Kierkegaard came across himself more and more embattled and mercilessly caricatured.
Acclaimed as an incredible cultural occasion on its e-book in Denmark in 2000, this publication, right here offered in a very crisp and stylish translation, could be the definitive account of Kierkegaard's lifestyles for years to come.
By Walter Benjamin,Ursula Marx,Gudrun Schwarz,Michael Schwarz,Erdmut Wizisla,Esther Leslie
An soaking up choice of Walter Benjamin’s own manuscripts, pictures, and documents.
The paintings of the good literary and cultural critic Walter Benjamin is an audacious plotting of historical past, paintings, and concept; a reservoir of texts, commentaries, scraps, and fragments of way of life, artwork, and goals. all through his lifestyles, Benjamin collected jointly all types of artifacts, assortments of pictures, texts, and indicators, themselves representing reports, rules, and hopes, every one of which used to be enthusiastically logged, systematized, and analyzed by means of their writer. during this approach, Benjamin laid the foundation for the salvaging of his personal legacy.
Intricate and intimate, Walter Benjamin’s Archive leads readers to the guts of his highbrow global, yielding a wealthy and specified portrait of its author.
By R. Crocker
This is the 1st smooth biography to put Henry More’s (1614-1687) non secular and philosophical preoccupations centre-stage, and to supply a coherent interpretation of his paintings from a attention of his personal writings, their contexts and goals. it's also the 1st research of extra to use the whole diversity of his prolific writings and a couple of unknown manuscripts when it comes to his existence. It includes an annotated handlist of his extant correspondence.
By George Steiner,Laure Adler,Teresa Lavender Fagan
In a stimulating sequence of conversations, Steiner and journalist Laure Adler talk about more than a few issues, together with Steiner’s boyhood in Vienna and Paris, his schooling on the collage of Chicago and Harvard, and his early years in academia. Books are a touchstone all through, yet Steiner and Adler’s conversations additionally variety over song, chess, psychoanalysis, where of Israel in Jewish lifestyles, and past. mixing concepts on topics of vast curiosity within the humanities—the factor of honoring Richard Wagner and Martin Heidegger despite their politics, or Virginia Woolf’s expertise of the radical as a multivocal shape, for example—with own reflections on existence and family members, Steiner demonstrates why he's one among today’s maximum minds. Revealing and exhilarating, A lengthy Saturday invitations readers to drag up a chair and snoop on a talk with a master.
By Christophe Bardyn