Dr Troy Vine is Programme Lead for MSc Holistic Science at Schumacher College. Troy studied Physics with Astrophysics at Bristol University. After a year of studying jazz, he returned to physics and completed a doctorate at University College London with a thesis based on experimental research at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, near Chicago. He then studied Goethean science in America and Germany before moving to Berlin, where he pursued his interest in the history of language by studying classics at Humboldt University.
After a few years, he switched to philosophy with a focus on Wittgenstein’s philosophy of language which lead into a second doctorate on which he is currently working. His thesis develops a Wittgensteinian approach to the history and philosophy of science that is based on seeing connections. He has published articles on Newton, Goethe, Wittgenstein, Barfield and Bortoft, as well as edited and translated a number of books on Goethean science.
Troy has edited the Holistic Science Journal with Philip Franses. He has also edited the book Experience Colour, a large format exhibition catalogue that presents an exploration, understanding and application of colour, and What is Colour?, the collected works of Michael Wilson's groundbreaking holistic colour research.