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Ariadne von Schirach (de)

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Ariadne von Schirach is a German philosopher, writer, journalist and critic. She is known as a literary critic for Deutschlandradio Kultur, and as an essayist and columnist for newspapers such as Die Welt and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

She studied philosophy, psychology and sociology at LMU, the Free University of Berlin and the Humboldt University of Berlin. She teaches philosophy and chinese thinking at the Berlin University of the Arts, the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Hamburg and the Donau-Universität Krems since 2012. In 2007 she published the book Der Tanz um die Lust, about the consequences of an increasingly sexualized society, which became a bestseller. In 2014 she published her second book, Du sollst nicht funktionieren: Für eine neue Lebenskunst. 2016 she published the psychoanalytical textbook Ich und du und Müllers Kuh. Kleine Charakterkunde für alle, die sich selbst und andere besser verstehen wollen. In 2019 she published Die psychotische Gesellschaft. Wie wir Angst und Ohnacht überwinden, the final book of this Trilogy of Modern Life.

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