About the Faculty Member
Thorsten Botz-Bornstein was born in Germany, studied philosophy in Paris, and received his Ph.D. from Oxford University in 1993. As a postdoctoral researcher based in Finland he undertook he undertook intensive research at the Universities of St. Petersburg, Tallinn, and Vilnius on early Russian Formalism and semiotics.
According to the French-German academic tradition he has assembled a habilitation file (a kind of second doctoral thesis), which contained 1400 pages (including the Ph.D. thesis) of academic work in 1999. He submitted this “habilitation thesis” to the EHESSof Paris and received his “habilitation” (professorship certificate) in January 2000. Meanwhile he has been working at Zhejiang University in China as a consultant of the newly estblished Center for Cognition and at Tuskegee University in Alabama.
Japanese philosophy, aesthetics, hermeneutics, philosophy of film, architectural aesthetics, Russian philosophy