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Безумный день профессора Канта

Jean-Paul Mongin, 2016

Безумный день профессора Канта


Jean-Paul Mongin, 2016
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A day in the life of Immanuel Kant: a philosopher who was “burdened by his genius,” and who fought his insomnia by thinking about Cicero

“God must have created Immanuel Kant on a day he had no one to play chess with.” Kant, however, instead of playing games with God, invented German philosophy. Failing to grasp his ideas, his contemporaries called him “the Chinaman of Königsberg.” Indeed, to his neighbors, Kant was like a clock, always performing the same actions at exactly the same time every day. But one day, his daily routine was interrupted by an encounter with a beautiful lady and the ghost of Swedish mystic Emanuel Swedenborg. That day, Kant stayed at home, while the city descended into chaos…  

Plato & Co. is a series of illustrated books about the lives and work of famous philosophers published by Les petits Platons. According to the French publisher, the series will be of interest to readers aged 9 to 99. The books were written by a group of contemporary French philosophers invited by the creator of the project: philosophy-historian and publisher Jean-Paul Mongin. Each story features illustrations in a certain style (for example, the drawings for The Ghost of Karl Marx allude to the works of Vladimir Lebedev). Engaging stories with vibrant illustrations explain the ideas of the key western philosophers in a playful and easy manner. These graphic novels are equally loved by French parents and philosophy and illustration enthusiasts.



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