Wolfram Eilenberger

  • Fire of freedom
  • The salvation of philosophy in dark times
  • Geist Heidelberg, Lecture

The years 1933 to 1945 mark the darkest chapter of European Modernity. In face of the horrors of the Second World War and the Holocaust, four female philosophers, Simone de Beauvoir, Simone Weil, Ayn Rand and Hannah Arendt, develop their visionary ideas: on the relationship between the individual and society, between man and woman, between sex and gender, between freedom and totalitarianism, between God and man.

Their adventurous journey takes them from Stalin’s Leningrad to Hollywood, from Hitler’s Berlin and occupied Paris to New York; but above all to revolutionary thoughts without which our present – and future – would not be the same.

Dr. Wolfram Eilenberger is a philosopher, bestselling author of Zeit der Zauberer (2018), and former longtime editor-in-chief of Philosophie Magazin.

In the series Praktisch Philosophie!

Foto: Fenja Zeppei

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