İnka Kitap published Byung-Chul Han’s “Praise to the Earth” with a translation into Turkish by Nafer Ermiş.
The internationally renowned philosopher Byung-Chul Han is dedicated to the beauty of the earth and nature. An unusual book about working in the garden, about the seasons and romanticism, about a changed sense of time, Kant’s “Critique of Pure Reason” and Schubert’s “Winterreise”.
One day Byung-Chul Han decides to devote himself to gardening every day. He does this three springs, summer, autumn and winter. He calls his Berlin garden Bi-Won (Korean: secret garden). The longer he stays there, the more respect he gets for the beauty of the earth. He learns what care means and that the garden, indeed every plant, has its own time awareness. He learns again to marvel at the earth, at its strangeness, at its uniqueness. Hans’s philosophy of the garden is a declaration of love for the earth and nature and a call to mankind to protect them
17 September 2021