Weisheit

Gert Scobel

Weisheit

Über das, was uns fehlt

480 pages

First day of sale: 19.06.2021
ISBN 978-3-8321-8441-4

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, 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.”