A BIOLOGY OF WONDER – in Beshara Magazine
An interview with scientist Andreas Weber, whose radical ideas about identity, connectedness and the importance of love, are transforming our understanding of nature.
Andreas Weber is a Berlin-based philosopher, biologist and writer, who teaches philosophy at Leuphana University, Lüneburg, and at the University of Fine Arts, Berlin. He holds degrees in Marine Biology and Cultural Studies, and during his studies collaborated with the pioneering biologist and brain researcher, Francisco Varela. His books in English include ‘The Biology of Wonder: Aliveness, Feeling, and the Metamorphosis of Science’ (2016), and ‘Matter and Desire: An erotic ecology’ (2017). In this interview with David Hornsby, he argues for a radical non-dualistic understanding of nature, at the heart of which lies the desire of all living things – from the simplest cell to the human being – to connect with each other in a process of mutual transformation.