Thorsten Botz-Bornstein

The Website Against Philosophical Provincialism

"I am not a specialist but a spatialist, which means that I attempt to understand similar cultural phenomena within different spaces. On the most abstract methodological level I adhere to the conviction that play, style, and dreams have something in common and that any cultural phenomenon should be examined within a triangle formed by these three notions. Is the dream a playful phenomenon? Does its activity, especially in the domain of aesthetics, have affinities with play? Is style essentially playful? Does the dream (need to) have a style through which it obtains its particular way of being? Does the theoretical notion of style have qualities that are dependent on an ontology of the dream? Does play have a dreamlike quality or does it need a certain style in order to exist?"