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Anders, Günther

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anders guentherGünther Anders was born as Günther Siegmund Stern in 1902 in Wrocław. He studied philosophy under Cassirer, Heidegger and Husserl. Faced with the atrocities of WWI, he became a pacifist very early. In 1917, he co-founded the “Europa Unita” an association for a unified Europe. In 1933, he fled from the National Socialists to Paris and later New York, and he did not return to Vienna before 1950. His main work, socially critical “The Outdatedness of Human Beings” deals with the destruction of humanity through technology and nuclear power. He became one of the most prominent personalities of the anti-nuclear and peace movements. Günther Anders died in 1992 in Vienna.

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