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Ger Groot

Ger Groot (b. 1954) is Associate Professor of Philosophical Anthropology at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, known for his lucid contributions to public debate and his astute reviews of recent philosophical and literary works. A ground-breaking author, he convincingly links philosophy with current events. His previous books include Plato in the Photoshop Era, Four Uneasy Philosophers and Religion without God.

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Gesprekken met hedendaagse filosofen

(SUN, 1998, 318 pagina's)

In every philosophical reflection two souls address each other, though they may not be of one mind. With this basic premise, Ger Groot set out to converse with eighteen prominent contemporary European and American philosophers. These conversations usually coincided with a special occasion, such as a lecture, a retirement or the publication of a book or translation.

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De geest uit de fles

De geest uit de fles

Hoe de moderne mens werd wie hij is

(Lemniscaat, 2017, 360 pagina's)

Philosophy is not confined to intellectual discussion; it is found in architecture, graffiti, advertising and pop music. With that as his starting point, Ger Groot has written a cultural history and guide, with Western philosophy in prime position. Both popular and highbrow art, culture, paintings, novels and music are as important to his panoramic survey as are the classical treatises of the philosophical canon.

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