linse

Location:

Montréal, QC

Member since:

June 4, 2013

Tell us a little about yourself

I am a programmer, I fold RNA molecules. Also, I like big cities and big books.

How did you become interested in philosophy?

It started with the book "Sophies world" (Sofies verden), a novel with a history of philosophy in it. Then I progressed to Bertrand Russel and got stuck there. Apart from that I rather read novels with a philosophical touch or ideas about the future of society (Huxley, Orwell, Yevgeny Zamyatin, Lem).

What topics interest you the most?

The future of society. Hacking. Freedom. Strange loops. Interdisciplinary connections.

Can you summarize your philosophical outlook in 50 words or less?

No. Nothing is true, everything is permitted.

Your favorite book?

Goedel, Escher, Bach by D. Hofstaedter is one of them. The other one is probably "Das Totenschiff / the death ship" by B. Traven or "We" by Y. Zamyatin.

Introduction

I am a postdoc at UdeM, in bioinformatics, originally from Germany, and interested in using computers for a better world. Goedel, Escher, Bach is one of my favorite books and I just found out there will be a meetup to discuss it in this group. :D


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