Anders Wall Scholarship Essays

Applicants are invited for Uppsala University Scholarships for studies commencing in autumn 2017. These scholarships are available for fee-paying international students who are applying to a Bachelor’s programme in the area of Game Design or an international Master’s programme.

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Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing bachelor and international master’s programme.

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Scholarship Award: Scholarships will cover the cost of tuition, but not living expenses, for programmes offered during the current admission round and commencing 28 August 2017.

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  • Applicants must demonstrate academic talent and show interest in belonging to an educational milieu.
  • Applicants must meet the entrance requirements for the programme they applied to and application fee and supporting documents must have been received before deadline to University Admissions.
  • Scholarships open to citizens of a country outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland: Uppsala University IPK Scholarships and Uppsala University President’s Club Scholarship
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Application Deadline:

  • The application period for Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes at Uppsala University is from 17th October 2017 to 16th January 2017.
  • The application period for scholarships is from 1st December 2016 to 20 January 2017.

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Günther Anders (12 July 1902, Breslau-17 December 1992, Vienna) print version (back to top)
best known as a philosopher and essayist of the anti-nuclear movement
Günther Anders and Hannah Arendt

Anders, born Günther Stern, attained notoriety since the early 1960s as an activist and philosopher of the antinuclear movement. An assimilated German Jew, he studied under Martin Heidegger and Edmund Husserl, completing his dissertation in 1923. After Theodor Adorno at the University of Frankfurt rejected his habilitation, he began work as a cultural critic. When a Berlin editor with too many writers named Stern on his staff suggested he name himself "something different," he responded "then call me 'different'" ("anders"). The name is characteristic of Anders' unsparing bluntness. He emigrated to Paris in 1933 and the United States in 1936, divorcing Hannah Arendt, who found his pessimism "hard to bear," as he later put it.

In the United States Anders worked at menial jobs, but also wrote for the German-language newspaper Der Aufbau, and later lectured at the New School for Social Research in New York City. His first book of philosophical reflexions, Die Schrift an der Wand: Tagebücher 1941-1966 (The Writing on the Wall: Diaries 1941-1966) (1967), begins with his musings as a laborer in a Hollywood warehouse of historical costumes. Auschwitz and Hiroshima mark turning points in his consciousness. He returned to Europe in 1950 and began work on Die Antiquiertheit des Menschen (The Outdatedness of Human Beings, 1956). In addition to analyzing human feelings of inadequacy in comparison with machines, and to settling scores philosophically with Heidegger, Anders lays out the principles of 'blindness to the apocalypse,' the focus of his later work. Pressured to categorize his ideas, he later coined the term Diskrepanzphilosophie (philosophy of discrepancy) to describe his focus on the increasing divergence between what has become technically feasible (e.g. the nuclear holocaust of the entire globe), and what a human mind is capable of imagining.

With Robert Jungk, Anders co-founded the anti-nuclear movement in 1954. He published his philosophical diary of an international conference in Hiroshima (Der Mann auf der Brücke, The Mann on the Bridge, 1959) and his correspondence with a pilot in the Hiroshima squadron (Burning Conscience, 1962). His politically acerbic books from the 1960s include an open letter to the son of Adolf Eichmann, a speech about the victims of the three world wars, and a primer of American warspeak in Vietnam. In 1967 he served as a juror on the Russell tribunal publicizing atrocities in Vietnam. Anders' oeuvre encompasses numerous literary and philosophical works, including books on Kafka (1951, English 1960) and Brecht (1962), essays on the atomic age (Endzeit und Zeitenende, Die atomare Drohung, 1972, 1981), reflections from his diaries (among others Ketzereien, Heresies, 1982), and a second volume of Die Antiquiertheit des Menschen (1980).

From 1945 to 1955 Anders was married to the Austrian writer Elizabeth Freundlich; in 1957 he married the Jewish-American pianist Charlotte Lois Zelka. (Charlotte died in 2001; see this page of correspondence with her sister Betty and colleague Al R. Rice: link.)

Anders won numerous awards and honors for his work from 1936 (Novella Prize of the Emigration, for "The Hunger March") to 1978 (Literature Prize of the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts), to 1979 (Austrian State Prize for Cultural Writing) to 1983 (Adorno Prize of the City of Frankfurt) to 1992 (Sigmund-Freud-Prize); others he rejected for political reasons.

His unsparingly critical pessimism may explain why his pathbreaking works have seldom sparked sustained public discussion, with the major exception of his Theses on Violence(scans on this site) during the peace movement of the 1980s. The renaissance of interest in his works in the 1990s indicates that his uncompromising moralism may have been ahead of its time.

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