Markus Gabriel

Markus Gabriel
Markus Gabriel
Philosopher; Chair for Epistemology, Modern and Contemporary Philosophy, University of Bonn

MARKUS GABRIEL, one of the founders of New Realism, was born in 1980 and studied in Heidelberg, Lisbon, and New York. Since 2009 he has held the chair for Epistemology, Modern and Contemporary Philosophy at the University of Bonn, and with this appointment he became Germany's youngest philosophy professor. He is also the director of the International Center for Philosophy in Bonn as well as the multidisciplinary Center for Science and Thought, which he co-directs with a physicist. He has held faculty and visiting positions at NYU, Berkeley, Paris 1-Panthéon Sorbonne, Heidelberg, and the New School. In addition to more specialized work, he has also written popular books about philosophical issues. His book Why the World Does Not Exist has been translated into 14 languages and became an international bestseller.