Emil Engler



Welcome! My name is Emil Engler and I am currently a student based in Karlsruhe, Germany.

I consider myself to be a philosopher, but not in the sense of the isolated discipline of modern day academia. Instead, I am more inclined towards the embodiment of what a philosopher used to be in the ancient times: a universally educated individual in the fields of aesthetics, astronomy, biology, epistemology, ethics, logic, mathematics, metaphysics, ontology, political theory, and rhetoric. Especially mathematics and it’s subset of computer science caught my attention many years ago, which is also the reason why I am studying them both as my majors at the KIT. Money does not interest me. Advancing the knowledge of the humankind does.

Programming is a great passion of mine for many years now already. However, I consider programming to be an art, rather than being a tool to solve a problem. This is why I despise quick and dirty solutions and prefer creative, unconventional, but beautiful approaches. Solving problems does not interest me. The approach to solve a certain problem does.

Code is not the only artistic tool I use however. Beside code, much of my artistic output is also processed by writing prose, be it fiction or non-fiction. The writers that I admire are (in no particular order): Franz Kafka, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Arthur Schopenhauer, and Benedict Wells.