Tuesday, September 6, 2011

New from Peter Watson: GERMAN GENIUS

GERMAN GENIUS by Peter WatsonPeter Watson, author of Ideas: A History of Thought and Invention, from Fire to Freud, turns his attention to the development of German intellectualism and its tremendous influence on the Western world.

In German Genius: Europe's Third Renaissance, the Second Scientific Revolution, and the Twentieth Century, Peter Watson presents a lively and accessible review of more than 250 years of German intellectual history. Goethe, Mozart, Schopenhauer and einstein are just a few of the many German scientists, philosophers and artists who came to dominate their respective fields. Following the devastating effects of the Third Reich and World War II, German thinkers have once again begun to make significant contributions to the world of ideas.

“A compilation of essential German contributions to philosophy, theology, mathematics, natural and social science, and the arts. . . . Watson enshrines a vast pantheon of creative thinkers.”—New York Review of Books

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