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Wittgenstein and Dostoevsky

We are celebrating the centenary of Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Tractatus logico-philosophicus (published 1921) and the bicentenary of Fyodor M. Dostoevsky’s birth (born 1821).This video is my tribute to both. I aim to show that there is more that connects these thinkers than accidental numbers. The video is based on Chapter 1 of my book.

Junior Fellowship at Collegium Helveticum

I am very excited to have been granted a Junior Fellowship at the interdisciplinary institute, Collegium Helveticum starting September! My new colleagues are a primatologist, a terrorism scholar, an architect, movie makers, a historian of India, a perfume synthesiser, and a composer. The new place of work: the old Semper observatory in Zurich.

Sicht:Bar is live

Sicht:Bar [Visible], the neighbourhood development project that I have been managing since the beginning of the year now has its own website! We are excited to launch the association this summer.y

Why Garden?

Many of us are dreaming of a garden in these pandemic times. But why is this so? What makes us desire gardens and why do we garden at all? My newest video discusses just this.

CfP: Philosophy of the City

We are inviting papers for a special issue of the East Asian Journal of Philosophy dedicated to Philosophy of the City. You will find all the information in our call for papers.

Urban Aesthetics and Technology

What makes environments beautiful? What distinguishes the beauty of the city from that of a meadow? How do technologies like self-driving vehicles and 5G shape our aesthetic experience of the city? These are some of the questions I discuss in an interview with the Finnish philosopher Sanna Lehtinen.

Interview: Photographing Cities

What is the difference between a travel influencer’s and an artist’s approach to capturing pictures of cities? I address this and many other topics in my interview with the fine art photographer Lance A. Lewin.

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