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The Other Kosmos

70 texts, 70 places, 70 years: 1789 - 1859

Renaissance man, scientist, citizen of the world, first environmental activist, international publicist His articles and essays were distributed around the world in an extraordinary manner: over 1,000 texts in fourteen languages in 30 scholarly disciplines in 250 media platforms ...

In Search of the Taste of Childhood

My life as a fearless gardener

As a child, the bananas from the supermarket were much cooler than the apples grown locally, but as an adult, Christine Zeile wanted to rediscover the taste of long-vanished, older fruit varieties. Fruits and vegetables from her own garden without chemicals: That couldn't be all that hard, right?

What to do about Jihadists

A Policy Approach to the War on Terror

Frustrated by what he sees as patchwork politics, Omid Nouripour presents a tangible political approach for dealing with Islamist terror in terms of both internal and foreign policy. He holds that "IS" can be defeated by adopting a prudent combination of ideological, military, political and ...


Philosophical Brain Games

Thinking can be fun

God and man, nature, space and time, insight and self-knowledge, society and the state, logic, ethics and morality-these are issues that have preoccupied people since time immemorial. Forays into philosophy can enhance our perspective on life's problems and ...

Rights sold: Spain (cast., cat.), France, Turkey, Arabic language

Arthur Schopenhauer

A cosmopolitan philosopher

An original thinker and a great teacher of wisdom

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 -1860) was only 25 years old when he published his first major work, "The World as Will and Idea". He was a cosmopolitan thinker whose interests outside of philosophy included ...

Rights sold: Estonia

Banned - Ostracised - Banished

Women writers in resistance against the Nazis

No sooner had German-speaking women writers begun to make their mark on the literary scene at the start of the 20th century than their way was already being barred by the Nazis' cultural policy. As a result of their political convictions, their style of writing, the way they presented ...


The New User's Guide to Philosophy

A key to classic works of philosophy

Volume two of the internationally successful series!

They made history and their works can be found in bookcases the world over - although the majority will be unread: philosophical classics, from Aristotle's ›Metaphysics‹ all the way through to ›Dialectic Of Enlightenment‹ by ...

Rights sold: France, Greece

A User's Guide to Philosophy

Weighty Books Lightly Packaged OR Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the Categorical Imperative.

They made history and will be found in bookcases the world over - though largely unread: the classics of philosophy such as Kant's ›Critique of Pure ...
Rights sold: Israel, France, Slovak Republic, Greece

Wisdom for the Day After Tomorrow

Underlinings from the Estate (1869-1889)

'Wisdom for the day after tomorrow' is the title Nietzsche had wanted to give to a collection of his various fragmented ideas, as it says in his notebook of autumn 1888 - essentially a prologue to his planned but never executed major work 'The Will to Power'. This book is the attempt to ...
Rights sold: Portugal, Brazil

Hyperactivity and Concentration Disorders

Do you have a fidgety child? One who cannot concentrate on one activity for an extended period of time, one who reacts in a flighty way and can never sit still?

Hyperactivity and concentration disorders seem to have become a common illness among children these days. Parents do not know ...
Rights sold: Denmark, Taiwan, PR China, Croatia

Leave Me Alone, But Don’t Leave Me

ADHAD in Relationships

»ADHAD has almost become the major disorder of our time.« Psychologie heute

As children they were always being told to sit still, to stop fidgeting or »daydreaming«; as grown ups they still suffer from severe problems which are attributed to a condition known as ADHAD, attention ...

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