Bartholomew Ryan is a philosopher and musician, and researcher at IFILNOVA, Universidade Nova de Lisboa. He is the coordinator of the research group ‘Forms of Life and Practices of Philosophy’. He has published various books and essays interpenetrating philosophy and literature, the most recent book being Fernando Pessoa and Philosophy: Countless Lives Inhabit Us (co-editor, 2021); and he is the author of Kierkegaard Indirect Politics: Interludes with Lukács, Schmitt, Benjamin and Adorno (Brill, 2014). He has taught at universities in Brazil, Berlin, Oxford, Aarhus, Dublin, Lisbon and Bishkek. He is currently writing a book called James Joyce: The Unfolding Art of Flourishing and Decay which will be published by Oxford University Press. In music, he released a solo album called Jabuti (under the name Loafing Hero) in 2022; leads the international band The Loafing Heroes (six albums released in 2009-2019); and is a member of the experimental audio formation Headfoot.
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