I am Wolfgang Leidhold, a professor at the University of Cologne. Here I’ll introduce you to my book on the History of Experience. For a short overview of my academic life, see the About-Page. For the artistic part of my life, see my Instagram– or my Art-Page.
The History of Experience
A Study in Experiential Turns and Cultural Dynamics from the Paleolithic to the Present Day
The History of Experience with its 9 turns is a study in experiential evolution from the Paleolithic to the present, now published by Taylor & Francis (NYC) in the Routledge series on Cultural History.
The Summary-Page and following Theory-Page will provide an overview of the book’s basic ideas. I will start with the concept of experience and its evolving structure and continue with its implications for the human culture.
via various channels like:
Amazon, Taylor & Francis or your favorite bookstore
Video lecture series – University of Cologne:
The History of Experience – The 9 Turns
Reviews about “The History of Experience”
Few concepts are more commonplace than “experience.” But seek to describe what experience is and one is lost in a fog of obscurity. Wolfgang Leidhold’s encyclopedic new book cuts a path through the fog. It examines not just the structure of experience but the transformations of this structure since Paleolithic times. Brace yourself for a ride through time and space. Experience will never look or feel the same again.
Prof. Peter Baehr
Fellow of the Center for Social and Political Thought, University of South Florida
Click here and read the other reviews. (Once you’re on the “Taylor & Francis” page; scroll down a bit!)