IPT Talk Series 2021-22

Wednesday, 19 January 2022, 20.00-21.00 (Athens time) (Online)

Thorsten Botz-Bornstein

Micro and Macro Philosophy

In ancient Greek philosophy, macrocosm and microcosm provided meaningful interpretations of the relationship between the universal and the particular. Many Greeks saw the world as an organic micro/macro event. Today, economists still identify microeconomic and macroeconomic processes and establish relationships between them. Strangely, there is no micro or macro philosophy. At present, biology witnesses the return of the organic.

Thorsten Botz-Bornstein was born in Germany, did his undergraduate studies in Paris, and received a Ph.D. in philosophy from Oxford University in 1993. As a postdoctoral researcher based in Finland, he undertook research for four years on Russian formalism in Russia and the Baltic countries. He has also been researching for three years in Japan on the Kyoto School and worked for the Center of Cognition of Hangzhou University (China) as well as a at Tuskegee University in Alabama. He is now Professor of philosophy at Gulf University for Science and Technology in Kuwait. He has published 15 authored books, 6 edited books, and over 100 articles and book chapters.

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