Weisheit

Gert Scobel

Weisheit

Über das, was uns fehlt

480 pages
Erstmals im Taschenbuch. Aktualisierte Ausgabe
First day of sale: 13.01.2016
ISBN 978-3-8321-6156-9

Wisdom.
About that which we are missing


In his knowledgeable book, Gert Scobel shows that we today are missing nothing as much as wisdom: in dealing with the world, with others, with ourselves.
We need orientation in our increasingly complex environment that confronts us with contradictions as well as ever more factual knowledge. But this is missing. And wisdom does not even automatically come about with age. Gert Scobel’s well-founded work proves that we can – and should – learn it. In doing so, the serenity the author speaks does not derive from esoteric flights of fancy that often end in rude awakenings. It is inspired instead by the teachings of Buddhism which Scobel surprisingly reconciles with Western intellectual history. He traces wisdom back to its origins, to the Middle Ages and the Far East. The book also brings us in touch with the most recent insights about wisdom from the perspective of psychology, brain sciences, happiness and complexity research. The result is a fascinating and clearly narrated story about an intellectual approach that is not only entertaining and exciting to read, but also with great personal gain. Because wisdom is the basic prerequisite for a meaningful and fulfilled life.

Gert Scobel, born in Aachen in 1959, studied philosophy and Catholic theology at the Jesuit St. Georgen College in Frankfurt am Main and the University of California at Berkeley as well as the philosophies of science and language in Frankfurt am Main. He twice received the EICOS Stipend, including at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences Department of Psychology in Munich. After working as a freelancer for newspapers and radio as well as making documentaries was one of the presenters of the daily 3sat Kulturzeit television programme from 1995 to 2007. He hosted the ARD Morgenmagazin from 2001 to 2003. Since 2004 he has also presented the programme delta, also on 3sat, and the program scobel since April 2008. He received the Adolf Grimme Prize in 2005 for his presentation of Kulturzeit and delta, and, in the same year, mediummagazin named him “cultural journalist of the year.”

Gert Scobel

Gert Scobel, 1959 in Aachen geboren, studierte Philosophie und katholische Theologie an der Jesuiten-Hochschule St. Georgen in Frankfurt am Main und an der University of California in Berkeley sowie Wissenschaftstheorie und Sprachphilosophie in Frankfurt am Main. Zweimal erhielt er das EICOS-Stipendium, u.a. am Max-Planck-Institut für Kognitions- und Neurowissenschaften in München. Nach seiner Arbeit als freier Journalist für Zeitungen und Hörfunk sowie als Dokumentarfilmer moderierte er von 1995 bis 2007 als Anchorman die werktägliche 3sat-Sendung „Kulturzeit" sowie von 2001 bis 2003 als Anchorman das „Morgenmagazins" der ARD. Seit 2008 ist er Redaktionsleiter und Moderator der wöchentlichen, interdisziplinären Wissenschaftssendung „scobel“ auf 3sat. Gert Scobel wurde unter anderem zweimal mit dem Grimme-Preis ausgezeichnet (2005, 2018), dem Deutschen und Bayerischen Fernsehpreis sowie 2005 vom Medium Magazin zum „Kulturjournalisten des Jahres" gewählt. Seit 2016 ist er Professor für „Philosophie und Interdisziplinarität“ an der Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, wo er seit 2018 zum Direktorium des Zentrums für Ethik und Verantwortung gehört (ZEV).

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