Das Begräbnis des Philosophen (The Philosopher’s Funeral, novella)

Cover drawing: Daniel Hees


The Philosopher’s Funeral is a narrative meditation on the last year of a philosopher’s life, his time at the Husserl Archive in Leuven, his exchanges with Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Martin Heidegger and others, his own career and farewell. Just as philosophy cannot be separated from its protagonists, the philosopher stands here as an example of a life that rises and passes entirely in his own profession. At the same time, this person of the philosopher is drawn ‘after life’, as a homage to the philosopher Rudolf Boehm who died in 2019.

Das Begräbnis des Philosophen – Eine Novelle

Verlag Karl Alber, Freiburg im Breisgau, 2021

136 p., 24 EUR