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‘Horkheimer’s and Adorno’s Dialectic of Enlightenment in a historical-philosophical perspective’

Org.: Prof. Dr. Sonja Lavaert (Brussel) / Prof. Dr. Winfried Schröder (Marburg)

The ideals of the Enlightenment – emancipation, autonomy, progress, rational critique of traditional values and truth-claims – have always stirred vivid controversy. The most rigorous attack launched against them was elaborated in Max Horkheimer’s and Theodor W. Adorno’s Dialectic of Enlightenment (1947) which still inspires contemporary critics of modernity and rationality. (more…)

Op donderdag 12/5/2016 van 16u tot 19u wordt het college Thema’s wijsbegeerte van de Nieuwe tijd. Rede, autonomie en macht (S. Lavaert) afgesloten met een open discussie. Van de studenten die ingeschreven zijn in de cursus, dag- en werkstudenten, wordt verwacht dat ze minstens één inhoudelijke vraag op tafel leggen waarover zal worden gediscussieerd. Alle behandelde thema’s kunnen aan bod komen. De Quodlibet-les sluit het academiejaar af en staat open voor alle geïnteresseerden, en in het bijzonder voor oud-studenten van de cursussen Thema’s wijsbegeerte van de Nieuwe tijd en Interpretatie Filosofische teksten Verlichting van FILO en voor de studenten van de cursus Taal en maatschappij. Moderne en kritische theorieën van TTKA.

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Annual ETHU Seminar 2015-2016: Recognition

March 9th, 2016 | Posted by admin in Events | News

The Centre for Ethics and Humanism of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel is very pleased to announce the second edition of the Annual ETHU Seminar: three philosophy lunch talks on the topic of ‘recognition’ by international scholars.

All sessions take place at the VUB Campus Etterbeek, Room 5.C.402 (Profzaal), Pleinlaan 2, B-1050 Brussels.

Attendance is free (incl. free lunch), but registration is needed (more…)

A new volume of Re-Thinking Europe is now published online. You can download it from: http://www.rethinking-europe.ugent.be/books.html.

The second volume of the series Re-Thinking Europe offers an extended and revised version of the papers presented at the third edition of the workshop held on 19th December 2014 at the Free University of Brussels (VUB) and organized by the Centre for Ethics and Humanism in collaboration with the Centre for Critical Philosophy of Ghent University.

The volume examines a diversity of topics (cosmopolitanism, fraternity, the burqa ban debate, political theology, human rights and democracy) from very different perspectives, methodological strategies and scientific backgrounds. Nevertheless, all papers share the same ultimate horizon of meaning: Europe as an on-going challenge of permanent reflection on the limits, constraints and possibilities of critical thinking.