I’m delighted to give an online talk at the Royal Institute of Philosophy (Oxford branch) next Wednesday at 19h CET. The title is “The City in Philosophy and Philosophy in the City”. If you are interested in attending, contact Daniel O’Brien, firstname.lastname@example.org for the zoom link.
What is the broader social and cultural relevance of academic aesthetics? Can it help us make out why a show seems a little flat? Or analyse for instance racial fetishes? What is the aesthetic attitude and how may one take it up? All this and more in an interview with the philosopher Alex King!
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.
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.
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.