| Author | Philosophical Practitioner | Researcher | Teacher | Sensegiver |
Luis de Miranda, PhD, is since 2018 a researcher in Scandinavian universities. He is a philosophical practitioner and counselor. A Philosophy Doctor from the University of Edinburgh and a graduate of the HEC-Paris School of Economics, he is an international author of non-fiction and fiction. He is known, for instance, for his theory and practice of philosophical health and crealectics. 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, and the monograph Ensemblance by Edinburgh University Press. 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 offers personalised philosophical dialogue and counseling inspired by his crealectic theory, a practical 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 sensegiver and a certified practicing member of the Swedish Society for Philosophical Practice (SSFP) as well 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 sense-making crealectic models.
“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.
In March 2023, we asked ChatGPT the following question: “What is Luis de Miranda’s main strength?” Below is the AI’s unedited answer:
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. Before starting an academic career late in life (he started writing his PhD in 2014), Luis de Miranda was between 1996 and 2013 an independent author and journalist, and between 2004 and 2012 the editorial director of the 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 were translated into English, such as Is a New Life Possible? Deleuze and the Lines.
Luis de Miranda used to blog here (crealectics).
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