Luis de Miranda, PhD, is a philosopher, historian of ideas and an international author of non-fiction and fiction. His books, chief among them Who Killed the Poet?, have been translated or are being translated into several languages. His essay Being and Neonness will be published by MIT Press in 2019, and his Transnational Genealogy of Esprit de Corps by Edinburgh University Press.
Luis is currently a researcher at Örebro University, Sweden, where he works at the intersection of the humanities and artificial intelligence on anticipatory systems and the concept of anticipation. He initiated the CREA group (Cross-disciplinary Research on Effectual Anticipation) together with computer scientist and roboticist Prof. Alessandro Saffiotti.
Luis authored his first books in French (for example L’Art d’être libres au temps des automates). Shortly after his essay 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 and in 2017 became a Doctor of Philosophy. His PhD thesis is a philosophical history of the idea of esprit de corps. In Edinburgh, Luis de Miranda also initiated interdisciplinary research in AI-Humanities, anthrobotics and the philosophy of technology, within the CRAG group. Luis has a Master (1 and 2) of Philosophy from the Sorbonne University and he also graduated from HEC-Paris in Economics and Management. He was the editorial director of Max Milo Editions (Paris) between 2004 and 2012, while an independent author of novels and essays.
Even before his proposal of the cosmological concept of Creal in 2008, Luis de Miranda had been interested in process-oriented philosophies (Heraclitus, Hegel, Bergson, Deleuze, Whitehead) and in the intellectual and cultural history of the concept of creation. He is slowly developing a theory/methodology he calls crealectics. 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 with his “mouvement créaliste”, and related book publications.
Luis de Miranda is the founder of The Philosophical Parlour in Stockholm, through which, in partnership with the psychotherapy institute Livslinjen, he offers personalised philosophical counselling. He is a certified practicing member of the Swedish Society for Philosophical Practice (SSFP). He blogs here.