Time of the Magicians: Wittgenstein, Benjamin, Cassirer, Heidegger, and the Decade That Reinvented Philosophy

by Wolfram Eilenberger

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Time of the Magicians: Wittgenstein, Benjamin, Cassirer, Heidegger, and the Decade That Reinvented Philosophy

by Wolfram Eilenberger


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  • Language Is a Great Uniter

    Even though all four philosophers had differing views the one commonality was that they all realized the deep importance of language as a great connector of humans. Stories, poems, lectures, and philosophical treaties are all learned, taught, and orated with words. No matter the language the words m

  • Ludwig Wittgenstein

    Once a great academic Wittgenstein lost his academic verve when he was traumatized by being imprisoned during World War 1. During his time in the war, he built the Tractatus Logic-philosophicus, which is just as complicatedly ridiculous to try to understand as it is to pronounce. Though Ludwig came

  • Walter Benjamin

    Benjamin worked hard (sort of), and partied hard to make it worth his while. He came from a well-to-do family, but since he wasn’t in his father’s good graces he didn’t get much financial help from him. He believed that the only way to understand humanity was to observe one another. He believed thos

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