“We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there.”


Pascal Mercier (1944 – )
“Nachtzug nach Lissabon” (2004)
“Night train to Lisbon”

Pascal Mercier is the pseudonym of Peter Bieri, a Swiss writer and philosopher. Bieri co-founded the research unit “Cognition and Brain” at the German Research Foundation. The focuses of his research were the philosophy of mind, epistemology, and ethics. From 1990 through 1993, he was a professor of the history of philosophy at the University of Marburg.

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