Know Yourself

History of philosophy 2

Original Title: Erkenne dich selbst

original edition

Hardcover with jacket, 672 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in., 20 b/w illustrations
ISBN: 978-3-442-31367-9
€ 24.00 [D] | € 24.70 [A] | CHF 33.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Goldmann

Date of publication: October 23, 2017
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Rights sold to: China (Horizon), Korea (Open Books), Taiwan (Business Weekly)

Richard David  Precht - Know Yourself


Richard David Precht explains the big questions people have been asking down the centuries.

In the second volume of the three-part history of philosophy, Richard David Precht goes into the development of Western thinking from the Renaissance to the end of the Age of Enlightenment.

With a wealth of knowledge at his finger tips and in detail, he relates the big questions of the human race with one another and follows the development of the most important ideas – from the flourishing merchant towns of Italy to the emergence of bourgeois society in England, France and Germany. In the process he has embedded philosophy into political, economic and social issues of the time, bringing them to life for a wider public. This book makes for an in-depth view of the history of philosophy and gives it a structure. Readers can dive into the sheer inexhaustible abundance of philosophical thought.

Press on Know the World (History of Philosophy 1):

"Precht's analyses are state of the art, reflecting the latest scientific research. The issues he addresses are always to the fore in social development, philosophically well founded and politically as clear as they are keen." ARD ttt

"The first volume makes for an exciting read and is, in the best sense of the word, scholarly. I wish I had had this book when I was 15." Denis Scheck , ZDF druckfrisch

"[Precht writes] in a sweepingly cinemascopic format, slyly whetting readers' appetites for the third and final volume."



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