ABOUT JOHANNES ACHILL
When I was a young child my parents travelled to Jordan and Syria. We lived with Beduins in the desert and I saw the magical cities of Petra and Palmyra.
It might have been these experiences that awoke within me a most urgent sense of history and our belonging to an unfathomable web of meaning that weaves and strives through us even when we are entirely oblivious to it.
This sense of history, a sense of weirdness, one could say, I wish to articulate in my writings.
It used to be quite common for European men when they came of age to travel through Europe and especially Italy. In line with this great tradition I studied in Northern Italy and used the holidays to travel Italy and across the capitals of Europe. The "Grand Tour," as it was called, served but one purpose: to find the common core of what it means to be European and thus to find and experience meaning. This experience is directly an experience of history.
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THE MEANING OF LIFE?
Thinking after Meaning
Why do we look for meaning? Is there meaning at all? If these questions keep you up at night, if you feel there is a void in your life, ancient wisdom provides clues on how to think after meaning.
Learn from his Philosophy
Are you interested in the question of being, the meaning of existence, the problems of modernity, nihilism, and the dangers of technology? The German philosopher Martin Heidegger thought about these problems in the most profound way. I have studied Heidegger's philosophy for more than ten years now and can give you insights into his thought and arguments, but also into what his thought reveals about our age.
THINKING ABOUT DEATH
The Philosophy of Mortality
You have questions surrounding death and mortality. We all do. Let us think together after these questions and wonder where they come from and how we might be able to respond to them. Together we will read crucial passages on the philosophical wisdom on mortality and death.
SUM MORIBUNDUS: HEIDEGGER ON DEATH AND BEING
To be published
My book is the first concise study of the phenomenon of death in all of Heidegger's philosophy. I argue that there is a response to the question of being found in Heidegger when we are able to read his passages on death considerately and understand that death is the highest testimony of being and its history. Most importantly though we see with Heidegger the old wisdom of the memento mori. Philosophy is at its core Socratic and that means philosophy teaches us to learn how to die.
If you would like to know more about death, mortality, and how to learn to die, you can book an existential consultation session with me. Follow the link below.
"Physis likes to hide herself."