In his book, Wolfram Eilenberger has provided an absorbing view of a period in Western intellectual history that was committed to the new.
A.C. Grayling’s history is an excellent tour for the curious and a refresher for everyone who had Philosophy 101 and wants to remember why it was so moving at the time.
Although Anger and Forgiveness is a work of systematic philosophy it is also provocatively personal.
The authors have used their research well. Beyond applying an abundance of detail to trace his intellectual growth as well as the trajectory of his emotions, Eiland and Jennings have managed to intimate—though perhaps not to capture—something more elusive: a sense of Benjamin’s aura.