Time of the Magicians: The Invention of Modern Thought, 1919-1929

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  • ISBN: 0241352169
  • Author: Wolfram Eilenberger
  • Publisher: Allen Lane
  • Genre: Politics, Philosophy & Social Sciences
  • Date: 18 Aug. 2020
  • Pages: 432
  • Language: English

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Synopsis

A gripping narrative of the intertwined lives of the four philosophers whose ideas reshaped the twentieth century The year is 1919. Walter Benjamin flees his overbearing father to scrape a living as a critic. Ludwig Wittgenstein, scion of one of Europe’s wealthiest families, signs away his …