Robert Pfaller is a philosopher and teaches at the Kunstuniversität Linz. He held chairs and visiting professorships in, amongst others, Amsterdam, Berlin, Chicago, Oslo, Strasbourg, Toulouse, Vienna, Zurich. He received the 'best book award' of the American Board and Academy of Psychoanalysis in 2015 and the award "Missing Link" of the Psychoanalytical Seminar Zurich in 2007. Most recently, his book 'Erwachsenensprache. Über ihr Verschwinden aus Politik und Kultur ' (Adult Language. Its disappearance from politics and culture) was published in the S. Fischer publishing house.