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Ariadne von Schirach

Ariadne von Schirach

Autor and modern thinker on cultural trends
Languages : English, German

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  • Pornographisation and it's Influence on Culture and Society
  • The Art of Life – from the Ancient World to the 21the Century
  • Self-Help Vs. Philosophy or why Success is not Everything
  • A new Image of Humanity – from Survival of the Fittest to the Survival of the Friendliest
  • Concepts of Time, the Role of Rhythm and the Art of Taking a Break
  • Happiness – the newest in Science and Evolutionary Biology
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Ariadne von Schirach, M.A, was born in Munich 1978. She studied philosophie, sociology and psychology in Munich, Berlin and Barcelona. In 2007 she published her first book “Der Tanz um die Lust“ which became a German bestseller, in it she examines and critizises the pornographisation of society and it’s influence on body images, culture and relationships.

Ms von Schirach is an elegant, witty and entertaining speaker and host, who nevertheless always keeps a focus on the essential

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Ariadne von Schirach, M.A, was born in Munich 1978. She studied philosophie, sociology and psychology in Munich, Berlin and Barcelona. In 2007 she published her first book “Der Tanz um die Lust“ which became a German bestseller, in it she examines and critizises the pornographisation of society and it’s influence on body images, culture and relationships.

Ms von Schirach is an elegant, witty and entertaining speaker and host, who nevertheless always keeps a focus on the essential questions underneath. She is genuinely interested in people and opinions, and understand philosophy as exchange of viewpoints, not a battle for simple truth or attention. The many lectures, panels and interviews she has conducted or participated in have convinced her that these public interactions are a wonderful field for contemporary philosophy – from ethics in the workplace to the question what managers could learn from the life and death of Socrates.

She writes a weekly column about happiness, and her essays are regularly published in Germany’s most influential newspapers and magazines. Some of her favourite topics include the Renaissance of the ’Monstrous’ in current popular culture. Ms von Schirach also regularly features as a guest on television, where she is always an interesting guest with an opinion of her own. Currently she is working as book critic and music columnist while simultaneously writing her phd on: “The Art of Life (Lebenskunst) in the 21the Century“.

Her topics range from in-depth analysis of popular culture to classical philosophy, modern pschoanalysis and general ethics, often combining them in fresh and unexpected views. As a philosopher and an autor and columnist, Ms von Schirach is trained in the art of rhetoric and public speaking – as the philosopher she takes the art of her craft: public speaking very seriously – though always laced with some irony – understanding how to communicate effectively she focusses on the core of the message and not smooth but fluffy gossip,

How do we want to live? Which image of humanity is fruitful, which is destructive? Which values are worth defending, and does it make sense to speak of values alltogether? What ist he role of the human ideal nowadays? Is security freedom? How can we be happy? And why does Edward Cullen sparkle?

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Der Tanz um die Lust

Ein grandioser Streifzug durch den erotischen Großstadtdschungel - klug, überraschend und provozierend.

ISBN: 9783442311156
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Jugend und Schönheit sind das Maß aller Dinge in unserer Gesellschaft. Alles scheint käuflich, alles wird mit Sex verkauft. Wie ist erotische Begegnung noch möglich in dieser entfremdeten Welt? Wie inszenieren wir uns selbst als begehrenswert, und wie können wir selbst noch begehren?
Die Körper sind explodiert und die Anteilnahme erkaltet. Nur die Erregung ist geblieben. Wir sind umgeben von Titten, Ärschen und Waschbrettbäuchen, und das ist nur die glitzernde Oberfläche der Fernseh- und Werbewelt. Leben wir in einer pornographischen Gesellschaft? In einer Gesellschaft, deren Mitglieder nur noch mit heruntergelassenen Hosen oder hochgezogenen Röcken vor dem Rechner sitzen und kein Interesse mehr an Partnerschaft haben?
Die 28-jährige Ariadne von Schirach widmet sich diesen Fragen - und findet kluge und provozierende Antworten. Sie denkt nach über Pornographie, erotische Strategien, heutige Formen der Jagd nach Sex. Und wagt die These, dass der einzige Ausweg aus der ästhetischen Entfremdung und erotischen Überforderung - immer noch und immer wieder - die Liebe ist, das Wagnis echter Begegnung.
Sex und Liebe und ihre Bedingungen in der Gegenwart: Philosophisch, essayistisch stellt sich "Der Tanz um die Lust" diesem ewigen Thema und erzählt von Menschen und ihren Abenteuern in einer übersexualisierten Wirklichkeit.