For this new edition, the author has revised his successful work over decades and has rewritten the last part, which deals with the philosophy of the present. There is a focus on the lively discussion and the increasing cooperation between philosophy and individual scientific research, as it is observable in key issues such as language, position of man in the cosmos, ecological crisis, brain and consciousness. Störigs Work with a print run of over a half million is one of the most successful German books.
Professor Dr. phil. Dr. jur. Hans Joachim Störig was editor, translator and publishing director, from 1963-1983, he was director of the Lexicographic Intitute in Munich.
From 1983 to 1991, he taught German as a foreign language at the University of Munich.