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or Wolfgang Schirmacher, philosopher and author, talking about Geert Lovink's background and topics from his book Zero Comments. In this lecture, Wolfgang Schirmacher discusses the relationship between the virtual intellect and the body, Wikileaks, the uncanny, subjectivity, nihilism and the panopticon in relationship to Julian Assange, Sandy Stone, Michel Foucault, Aristotle and Friedrich Nietzsche focusing on the philosopher's passion, insight, suicide, internet reputation, the naked truth, serial killers and airport security. Public open lecture for the students and faculty of the European Graduate School EGS Media and Communication Studies department program Saas-Fee Switzerland Europe. 2011. Wolfgang Schirmacher. Wolfgang Schirmacher, Ph.D., is a continental philosopher, professor of philosophy and founder of the pioneering Media and Communications Division at the European Graduate School (EGS). As conceived by Professor Schirmacher, the Division brings together master's and doctoral students to work with some of the most prominent visionaries and philosophers of the world today. An enigmatic and inspirational professor, Wolfgang Schirmacher believes in the potential of every new philosopher to alter the course of philosophy and history. An internationally renowned Arthur Schopenhauer scholar, he is the President of the International Schopenhauer Association. Not surprisingly, Dr. Schirmacher is also the Arthur Schopenhauer Chair at EGS. Wolfgang Schirmacher ...