| Author | Philosophical Practitioner | Researcher | Teacher |
“Philosophical health will be in the 21st century what physical and psychological health were in the 20th century. At the beginning of the century, it is a luxury for the happy few. By the end of the century, it is a necessity for all.”Luis de Miranda, talk at Unesco Headquarters, Paris, 29 October 2019.
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Luis de Miranda lives near Stockholm, Sweden. He is a philosophical practitioner and a researcher (currently affiliated with Uppsala University). He is known for example for his theory and practice of philosophical health and crealectics. A Philosophy Doctor from the University of Edinburgh (2017), he is an international author of non-fiction and fiction. He decided to stop writing fiction and focus on non-fiction after 2011, but his novels have continued to be translated. Some of his books, for example, an introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Robotics or the novella Who Killed the Poet?, have been translated into a dozen languages. His essay Being and Neonness was published by MIT Press in 2019, and the monograph Ensemblance by Edinburgh University Press in 2020. Forthcoming in 2023-2024 are two books on Philosophical Health to be published by Bloomsbury.
In 2018, Luis de Miranda launched The Philosophical Parlour, through which he ofers personalised philosophical dialogue and counseling inspired by his crealectic theory, a philosophy of the possible, and more recently by his related SMILE_PH approach (Sense-Making Interviews Looking at Elements of Philosophical Health). In 2019, he initiated the network Philosophical Health International. Also trained as a Lacanian psychoanalyst, he is a certified practicing member of the Swedish Society for Philosophical Practice (SSFP) and a certified member of the American Philosophical Practitioners Association (APPA). He also helps international corporations such as Vattenfall or Teaminside with philosophical health sessions and in transitioning beyond sustainability, towards meaning-making crealectic models.
Even before his proposal of the cosmological and politico-ethical concept of Creal in 2008, Luis de Miranda had been interested in process-oriented philosophies and in the foundations of creation and creativity (for example in Deleuze, Hegel, Bergson, Nietzsche or Whitehead). Luis also has a Master in Philosophy from the Sorbonne University in Paris, where he studied among other topics the phenomenology of life, and primarily French and German philosophy. He also graduated in 1994 from the renowned School of Economics HEC-Paris. Before his more recent academic career (he started his PhD in 2014), Luis was between 1996 and 2013 an independent author and journalist, and between 2004 and 2012 the editorial director of Max Milo publishing house in Paris, which he co-founded.
Luis authored his first books in French, for example his crealectic history of computers, L’Art d’être libres au temps des automates, or his metapsychological analysis of capitalism and enjoyment, Peut-on jouir du capitalisme? Lacan avec Heidegger et Marx, a few of which, as mentioned, were translated into English, like Is a New Life Possible? Deleuze and the Lines.
Luis de Miranda used to blog here (crealectics).
Luis de Miranda has the vision to create a Crealectic Institute for Philosophical Health & Existential Regeneration – MAKE A DONATION TO HELP THE PHILOSOPHICAL HEALTH MOVEMENT: https://gofundme.com/f/philosophicalhealth
You can contact Luis via mail.