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  • Kristof Nyiri




Author Biography

Kristof Nyiri


Kristóf NYÍRI, born 1944, member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, is Professor of Philosophy at the Department of Technical Education, Budapest University of Technology and Economics. He was Leibniz Professor of the University of Leipzig for the winter term 2006/07. His main fields of research are the history of philosophy in the 19th and 20th centuries, the impact of communication technologies on the organization of ideas and on society, the philosophy of images, and the philosophy of time. Some main publications: Tradition and Individuality, 1992; “Electronic Networking and the Unity of Knowledge”, in Stephanie Kenna and Seamus Ross (eds.), Networking in the Humanities, 1995; “The Picture Theory of Reason”, in Berit Brogaard and Barry Smith (eds.), Rationality and Irrationality, 2001; Vernetztes Wissen: Philosophie im Zeitalter des Internets, 2004; “Time and Communication”, in F. Stadler and M. Stöltzner (eds.), Time and History, 2006; “Film, Metaphor, and the Reality of Time”, New Review of Film and Television Studies, vol. 7, no. 2 (June 2009); Zeit und Bild: Philosophische Studien zur Wirklichkeit des Werdens, Bielefeld: transcript, 2012; Meaning and Motoricity: Essays on Image and Time, Frankfurt/M.: Peter Lang, 2014. Further information: E-mail: