Meet #MarkusGabriel, the rising star of Germany’s new philosophical scene. In less than 20 years, he has read everything, learned everything (he’s fluent in some 10 languages), found his philosophical path ("New Realism"), and managed like nobody else (at least this precociously) to reconcile a prestigious academic career with a large public success.
His recent book Why the World Does Not Exist is based on a paradox: “Our planet exists. My hopes and dreams, evolution, the toilet flush, hair loss. […] All of this exists except for the world.”
Fellow philosopher #MehdiBelhajKacem interviews Gabriel exclusively for Purple. Read more on purple.fr about the German philosopher and his notion to challenge our idea of what exists and what it means to exist. Photo @ozpurple