My name is Adam Robbert.
I run a publication called The Side View. We are an independent publisher that integrates theory and practice, while running parallel to academic and public conversations. We publish a journal, online and in print, and a podcast that explores the nature of perception and attention by having conversations with architects, cognitive scientists, athletes, philosophers, contemplatives, and more. We have an online shop, and you can learn more about us here, or on Twitter, Patreon, and most podcast platforms. Most recently, we have launched a YouTube channel.
I am a philosopher by training. My first book as a solo author is contracted with Revelore Press, and will be finished in 2022. The book is about askēsis (exercise) and its relation to perception. Askēsis aims at a transformation of perception through a variety of exercises, including contemplative practice, philosophy, athletics, art, and more. These practices are concerned with the development of our inner and outer senses. You can read a draft excerpt here. I write about these themes on Substack and Twitter.
You can find me in dialogue with
- Daniel Thorson on the Emerge podcast
- James Ellis on the Hermitix podcast
- Johannes Niederhauser on the Classical Philosophy channel
- Jacob Given on the PTR podcast
- Davood Gozli on The Three Books channel
- Matthew O’Connell on The Imperfect Buddha podcast
- Jared Janes and Jason Snyder on the Both/And podcast
Recent presentations available online
- The Stoa on Attention is an Art Form: The Roots of TSV
- The Stoa on The Side View Issue 3 Launch Party
- The Stoa on Philosophy: The Practice for Death and Dying
- The ( æthos ) Salon Series on Intuition as Sensemaking
- Villanova on Askēsis and Perception: Philosophy as a Way of Life
- Esalen on Kant and Hadot: Philosophy as Spiritual Exercise
- San Francisco, CA on The Side View’s Launch and Vision
- CIIS on Philosophical Inquiry as Spiritual Exercise
- CIIS on Media Ecology, Practice, and Philosophy
A list of recent publications
- Askēsis and Perception: Philosophy as a Way of Life forthcoming 2023 with Revelore Press
- The Side View: Introduction to the Series published in The Side View Journal Vol 1, No 1
- Media Ecology and Bios Theoretikos: Philosophy as Extended Cognition published in Explorations in Media Ecology Vol 17, No 2
- The Side View: Hadot and Sloterdijk on the Practice of Philosophy published in Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, Vol 13, No 1
- The Variety of Integral Ecologies published by SUNY Press
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