27 January 2023

‘Kunst en de zin van het bestaan’ on the longlist of the Socratesbeker! 🎉

Kunst en de zin van het bestaan has been nominated for the longlist of the Socratesbeker 2023! The Socratesbeker is awarded every year to the author of the most urgent, amorous and stimulating Dutch-language philosophy book published in the previous year. The Socratesbeker is organized by the Maand van de Filosofie.

In Kunst en de zin van het bestaan, Onno Zijlstra encourages in word and also much image in an inspiring way the conversation about the question of meaning in connection with thinking about art. To this end, he highlights six thinkers who have incisively addressed the question of meaning in modern times and who have emphatically involved art in their reflections: Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche and Wittgenstein. Within a shared tradition, they have widely divergent visions. In this way they give our thinking something to hold on to and space to play at the same time.

See the full longlist here and order Kunst en de zin van het bestaan here

Kunst en de zin van het bestaan