Otto A. Böhmer: Enlightening Moments. DVA Verlag (Hardcover, Philosophy)

Enlightening Moments

Poets and thinkers from Plato to Slotderdijk

Original Title: Lichte Momente

original edition

Hardcover with jacket, 352 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-421-04803-5
€ 25.00 [D] | € 25.70 [A] | CHF 35.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: DVA Sachbuch

Date of publication: November 12, 2018
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Rights sold to: China (United Sky)

Otto A.  Böhmer - Enlightening Moments


A brief history of philosophy from the ancient world to the present day

For Plato it was the encounter with Socrates; for Hegel a hike in the mountains; for Chekhov a letter. Enlightening Moments is a collection of "epiphanic insights" experienced by great poets and thinkers from Plato to Sloterdijk.

It is with subtlety that Otto A. Böhmer tells not only of these flashes of inspiration that made Augustinus, Dante, Montaigne, Voltaire, Diderot, Nietzsche, Conrad, Rilke, Adorno and others into what they mean to us today. He also succeeds in helping readers to immerse themselves in the ideas, works and lives of these great poets and thinkers.

Last but not least, the book is an entertaining journey through the history of western thought.


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