Arno
Boehler

Arno Boehler is an expert in the field of Indian Philosophy and arts-based philosophy. He introduces CDS students to the basic principles of philosophy and epistemology with his First Semester Course Introduction to Ways of Knowing and Meaning: Epistemology and Second Semester course Ways of Knowing and Meaning. As a faculty member he also teaches at the University of Vienna, Department of Philosophy, and at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. He is the founder of the philosophy performance festival Philosophy On Stage and head of the residential programme for arts-based philosophy and artistic research in Southern India. Together with Susanne Valerie Granzer he has developed new cross-disciplinary strategies between philosophy and the arts to give back to philosophy its materiality, corporeality, sensibility, and vulnerability. In this context Arno Böhler was principal investigator on three research projects funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF): Artist-Philosophers. Philosophy as Arts-based Research (AR 275-G21); Generating Bodies (TRP12-G21), and Materiality and Temporality of Performative Speech-acts (P17600-G06). It is important for his conception of thought that he developed his research on arts-based philosophy and the history of European and Indian Philosophy in close contact with the international community. In recent years he was visiting research fellow at the University of Bangalore, the University of Heidelberg, New York University, University of Princeton, and visiting professor at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, the University of Arts Bremen, the University of Music and Performing Art Vienna, and the University of Vienna, Department of Philosophy.