Philosophy in the Lifetime of Hitler with Lesley Chamberlain

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Philosophy in the Lifetime of Hitler

The Enlightenment philosophy of Immanuel Kant kept hold of the German mind for more than a hundred years. However, in the late nineteenth-century Kantianism couldn’t keep up with the vast range of human experience, personal and social, thrown up by the industrial era. This was the moment when, according to sociologist Max Weber, the country abandoned its ‘iron cage’.

Many of the same troubles that brought Hitler to power also impacted on philosophical thought. As Germany succumbed to Nazism, new ways of thinking were already emerging. Between 1933 and 1945 Heidegger and Walter Benjamin, Adorno and Hannah Arendt were resetting the twentieth-century agenda; raising questions shared across Continental and Analytical Philosophy.

The London Library Members Philosophy Group are delighted to welcome Lesley Chamberlain, author of the forthcoming Philosophy in the Lifetime of Hitler and long-term London Library member, to speak at their February meeting. This event is open to all members of the Library but booking is essential.

Lesley Chamberlain is known for her acclaimed study of Nietzsche in Turin. She has also written on Sigmund Freud and extensively on Russian literature and philosophy. Her three works of fiction can also be found on the Library’s shelves.

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