The years 1933 to 1945 mark the blackest chapter of European modernity. In the face of the catastrophe of the Second World War and the Holocaust, four female philosophers, Simone de Beauvoir, Simone Weil, Ayn Rand and Hannah Arendt, develop their visionary ideas: on the relationship between the individual and society, between man and woman, between sex and gender, between freedom and totalitarianism, between God and man.
Her adventurous journey takes her from Stalin's Leningrad to Hollywood, from Hitler's Berlin and occupied Paris to New York; but above all to revolutionary thoughts without which our present - and future - would not be the same.
Dr. Wolfram Eilenberger is a philosopher, bestselling author of Time of the Magicians (2018), and former longtime editor-in-chief of Philosophy Magazine.
In the series Praktisch Philosophie!
Fire of freedom
The salvation of philosophy in dark times