Thorsten Botz-Bornstein is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Gulf University for Science and Technology in Kuwait. He is the author of Films and Dreams: Tarkovsky, Bergman, Sokurov, Kubrick, Wong Kar-wai (2007) and has written a number of books on topics ranging from intercultural aesthetics to the philosophy of architecture.
The Trouble with Excellence
Fundamentalism is the result of secularization, says Olivier Roy....
A Place in the Making
"The events in Ukraine have expanded the meaning of maidan from that of geographical location (just an empty piece of land) to a term with symbolical status: now maidan stands for independence, liberty, and autonomy."...
Shades of Cool, Degrees of Kawaii
Thorsten Botz-Bornstein looks at two distant cultural phenomena, African-American cool and Japanese kawaii, and finds a bridge....
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