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Magnificent Rebels – The First Romantics and the Invention of the Self

Andrea Wulf

70 mins watch time

Posted September 2022

Culture, History

We’re still empowered by their daring leap into the self. We still think with their minds, see with their imagination and feel with their emotions. We also still walk the same tightrope between meaningful self-fulfilment and destructive narcissism, between the rights of the individual and our role as a member of our community and our responsibilities towards future generations who will inhabit this planet. Award-winning writer Andrea Wulf tells the story of German thinkers who changed the world – and whose ideas still matter profoundly to how we live today.