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EINE KLEINE GESCHICHTE DER GROSSEN GEDANKEN. Wie die Philosophie unsere Welt erfand/ A CONCISE HISTORY OF GREAT THOUGHTS. How Philosophy Invented or World.
Non-Fiction, about 170 pages
Good ideas are not forgotten!
We take it completely for granted when we pass by a school bus or a courthouse, encounter a policeman or look at a clock. But how did these things enter our world? At one time they were nothing but ideas! Martin Burckhardt tells us the stories behind all these thoughts that have become reality. We therefore discover that the policeman is called that because there was once a Polis among the Greek. That meat skewers were the forerunners of our coins and that the alphabet contributed much to democracy. Understandably and amusingly, the author shows how philosophy invented our world.
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The cultural theorist and media author Martin Burckhardt, born 1957, studied German philology, dramatics and history in Cologne. He has lived as a freelance writer and audio artist in Berlin since 1985. Aside from his artistic work, he teaches at the Hochschule der Künste, the Humboldt Universität Berlin, and at the Freie Universität Berlin. His books include “Vom Geist der Maschine. Eine Geschichte kultureller Umbrüche”, “Brandlhuber. Eine Fiktion” and “Die Scham der Philosophen”.