Luis de Miranda lives in the Stockholm archipelago and is a researcher affiliated with the department of History of science and Ideas at Uppsala University, where he works on the theory and practice of philosophical health at the Center for Medical Humanities and Social Sciences. A PhD from the University of Edinburgh (2017), Luis is a philosopher, historian of ideas, philosophical counselor and international author of non-fiction and fiction. His books, for example an introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Robotics or the novel Who Killed the Poet?, have been translated into a dozen languages. Being and Neonness was published by MIT Press in 2019, and Ensemblance by Edinburgh University Press in 2020.
Luis authored his first books in French, for example his philosophical history of computers, L’Art d’être libres au temps des automates, or his psychological analysis of capitalism, Peut-on jouir du capitalisme? Lacan avec Heidegger et Marx. Shortly after Is a New Life Possible? Deleuze and the Lines was published in English in 2013, he was offered a research scholarship by the University of Edinburgh to become a Doctor of Philosophy, with a focus on the concept of esprit de corps (Ensemblance). There he also initiated interdisciplinary research in AI-Humanities, anthrobotics and the philosophy of technology, within the CRAG group, an interdisciplinary hub he founded in 2015.
Luis has a Master (1 and 2) in Philosophy from the Sorbonne University, where he studied among other topics the phenomenology of life. He also graduated in 1994 from the School of Economics HEC-Paris. In Paris, before his academic career, he was between 1996 and 2012 an independent author of novels and essays, and between 2004 and 2012 the co-founder and editorial director of the independent publishing house Max Milo.
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 intellectual and cultural history of the idea of creation and creativity (for example in Deleuze and Whitehead). Between 2009 and 2012, still in Paris, Luis supervised the CRÉEL (Centre de Recherche pour l’Émergence d’une Existence Libre), through which he organised philosophical events, happenings and related book publications.
In 2018, Luis de Miranda founded The Philosophical Parlour, through which, in partnership with the Stockholm psychotherapy institute Livslinjen, he occasionally offers personalised philosophical care and counseling. Also trained as a Lacanian psychoanalyst, he is a certified practicing member of the Swedish Society for Philosophical Practice (SSFP). In 2019, he initiated the network Philosophical Health International. He also helps corporations such as Vattenfall on philosophical health and crealectic development.
Luis de Miranda blogs here (crealectics).
“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