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WOLFRAM EILENBERGER

Writer | Journalist | Philosopher

 

Editor-in-chief, Philosophie Magazin

Wolfram Eilenberger, born 1972, is a philosopher, journalist and writer. His passion is the application of philosophical ideas to our life today, whether it be in politics, culture or sport. He is the editor of „Philosophie Magazin“, and in high demand as a German intellectual, also often appearing on talkshows. He has published eight books, including the best-selling novel „Finnen von Sinnen“ which has been translated into several languages. He has taught at the University of Toronto (Canada), Indiana University (Bloomington, USA) and University of Arts, Berlin. From november 2nd 2017 on Wolfram Eilenberger will be progam director of the Berlin publishing house Nicolai Publishing & Intelligence.

He also holds a DFB football trainer’s licence and is the author of the monthly football column Eilenbergers Kabinenpredigt for the German Newspaper ZEIT ONLINE. Since 2013 he has been one of the programme directors of the philosophy festival phil.cologne. He is married to an expert on Finnish studies and former Finnish national basketball player Pia Päiviö, and he lives with his family in both Berlin and Kopenhagen.


Current

Wolfram Eilenberger will become program director of the Berlin publishing house Nicolai Publishing & Intelligence, Börsenblatt, 21. Juni 2017

To the article

"The Nicolai publishing house has stood at the highest level for enlightening discourse culture for the last three centuries. It is a fascinating challenge to re-establish this tradition for the 21st century. I look forward to transform the publishing house, together with Christiane zu Salm, once again into a powerful and therefore central voice of the German and English-speaking public." 

Books

"Philosophie für alle, die noch etwas vorhaben" (berlin Verlag 2005) is a non-academic introduction to contemporary philosophy, awarded with the 'Mindelheimer Philosophiepreis' INFO

"Philosophie für alle, die noch etwas vorhaben" (berlin Verlag 2005) is a non-academic introduction to contemporary philosophy, awarded with the 'Mindelheimer Philosophiepreis' INFO

"Lob des Tores - 40 Flanken in Fussballphilosophie" (berlin Verlag 2006) is a collection of essays on philosophy and soccer INFO

"Lob des Tores - 40 Flanken in Fussballphilosophie" (berlin Verlag 2006) is a collection of essays on philosophy and soccer INFO

"This is not America - Philosophen sprechen über die Lage des Landes" (Matthes & Seitz 2008) is a collection of interviews with leading American philosophers on the idea of America INFO

"This is not America - Philosophen sprechen über die Lage des Landes" (Matthes & Seitz 2008) is a collection of interviews with leading American philosophers on the idea of America INFO

"Kleine Menschen, grosse Fragen - 20 philosophische Geschichten fuer die Erwachsenen von morgen - und heute" (berlin Verlag 2009) is a philosophy book for the whole family INFO

"Kleine Menschen, grosse Fragen - 20 philosophische Geschichten fuer die Erwachsenen von morgen - und heute" (berlin Verlag 2009) is a philosophy book for the whole family INFO

"Das Werden des Menschen im Wort" (Chronos 2009) is a scholary study on the philosophy of the Russian thinker Michail M. Bachtin INFO

"Das Werden des Menschen im Wort" (Chronos 2009) is a scholary study on the philosophy of the Russian thinker Michail M. Bachtin INFO

"Finnen von Sinnen. Von einem, der auszog eine finnische Frau zu heiraten" (Blanvalet, 2012) gives personal and amusing insights into the Finnish culture and way of life INFO

"Finnen von Sinnen. Von einem, der auszog eine finnische Frau zu heiraten" (Blanvalet, 2012) gives personal and amusing insights into the Finnish culture and way of life INFO

"Ich glaub, ich werd zum Elch. Von einem, der mit seinen Kindern in die Ferne zog" (Blanvalet 2014) describes with a winking eye the differences between Finnish and Canadian people and what it's like to be a family man in Toronto INFO

"Ich glaub, ich werd zum Elch. Von einem, der mit seinen Kindern in die Ferne zog" (Blanvalet 2014) describes with a winking eye the differences between Finnish and Canadian people and what it's like to be a family man in Toronto INFO

"Der Tatort und die Philosophie. Schlauer werden mit der beliebtesten Fernsehserie" (Tropen 2014) offers a collection of essays of German intellectuals that reflect, resourcefully and accessibly, upon the TV cult series "Tatort" INFO

"Der Tatort und die Philosophie. Schlauer werden mit der beliebtesten Fernsehserie" (Tropen 2014) offers a collection of essays of German intellectuals that reflect, resourcefully and accessibly, upon the TV cult series "Tatort" INFO


Lectures

Growing Up. Where’s the problem? 

We live in a society in which it became more difficult to mature from persons to personalities. The young generation is formed by greatly shortened periods of attention, narcissistic self-aggrandizement and depressive disorientation. Was it always like that? Or do we experience a new crisis of maturing? Which experiences do we need in order to become a true adult? What attitudes and values shall we internalize? And what can philosophy contribute to it? A lecture for those who are committed to more.

 

Was Heidegger a Sith? A lecture upon the dark side of power

No doubt: the force was strong with Heidegger. And much like Anakin Skywalker (aka Darth Vader), ages ago in a far of galaxy, the “Meisterdenker” from Meßkirch, Germany, also fatally succumbed to the dark side of it. In his case, at the beginning of the 1930s when he joined the German National Socialist Party and lauded Hitler’s rise as the awakening of a new world-saving power. The real reasons that led Heidegger (and Anakin) down the path to the dark side lead us to the essence of philosophy itself.


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