Thorsten Botz-Bornstein

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1964, Deutschland

Thorsten Botz-Bornstein is associate professor of philosophy at the Gulf University for Science and Technology in Kuwait. He earned his PhD in philosophy at the Oxford University with a thesis entitled »Play and style in hermeneutics, structuralism, and Wittgenstein« (1993). His habilitation followed in 2000 at the EHESS in Paris. He has also been researching in Japan, in particular on the Kyoto School, and worked for the Center of Cognition of Hangzhou University (China) as well as at Tuskegee University in Alabama. In 2015 he was a research fellow at the New York University.  In his philosophy he attempts to establish conceptual links between style, play, and dream which applies as well to film. Among his numerous publications are »Films and Dreams: Tarkovsky, Sokurov, Bergman, Kubrik, Wong Kar-wai« (2007) and »Virtual Reality: The Last Human Narrative?« (2015).