Luis de Miranda, PhD from the University of Edinburgh in 2017, is a philosopher, historian of ideas, philosophical counselor and an 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 de Miranda lives in the Stockholm archipelago and is a researcher affiliated with Örebro University in Sweden. There he initiated the CREA group (Cross-disciplinary Research on Effectual Anticipation).
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 from the prestigious School of Economics HEC-Paris. In Paris, while an independent author of novels and essays, he was the co-founder and editorial director of Max Milo Books (Paris) between 2004 and 2012, an influential independent publishing house.
Even before his proposal of the cosmological 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. 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 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. Philosophical health is a state of fruitful and harmonious coherence between a person’s ways of thinking and speaking and their ways of acting, such that the possibilities for a good life are increased in which the needs for self-actualisation are satisfied. A philosophically healthy system, group or protocol ensures that the concerted goals and purposes of the system are aligned with the ideals of the actors and plural stakeholders, while respecting the sustainable future of the parties concerned by the processes at stake.
Luis de Miranda blogs here (crealectics).
“Philosophical health can have in the 21st century the importance that physical and psychological health had in the 20th century. At the beginning of the century, it starts as a form of care for the happy few — by the end of the century, it is an imperative for all.”
Luis de Miranda in a talk at the Paris headquarters of Unesco on 29 October 2019.