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In 1939, a young Vilém Flusser faced the Nazi invasion of his hometown of Prague. He escaped with his wife to Brazil, taking with him only two books: a small Jewish prayer book and Goethe’s Faust. Twenty-six years later, in 1965, Flusser would publish The History of the Devil, and it is the essence of those two books that haunts his own. From that time his life as a philos
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Paperback, 220 pages
Published September 1st 2014 by Univocal Publishing (first published 1993)
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A great vertiginous and buddhist (in essence) view of the current philosophical streams. The devil, as a metaphor, concretized itself in our everyday rational thoughts, in the abysmal grooves of the common sense – but this is not a devil's privileged, but a peculiar gift shared with God.
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Vilém Flusser was a philosopher born in Czechoslovakia. He lived for a long period in Brazil and later in France, and his works are written in several different languages.
His early work was marked by discussion of the thought of Martin Heidegger, and by the influence of existentialism and phenomenology. Phenomenology would play a major role in the transition to the later phase of his work, in whic
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