Recognition of the Will of the Person: Workshop with Wayne Martin
The Effectivity of Knowledge: Workshop with Frieder Vogelmann
The Truth of the Matter
If material is understood as an aesthetic category, it designates the material which is subject to aesthetic transformation. The category of material determines what works of art are made of. Since modernism, however, the question of what is suitable as artistic material and what qualifies it as such has itself become the subject of negotiation […]
Theory of Liberation
Workshop with Christoph Menke
In this workshop we will discuss Christoph Menke’s highly anticipated new book with him. On Menke’s account, freedom and domination are indissolubly intertwined, and liberation is not the prehistory of freedom, but freedom’s mode of actualization. This is illustrated by two exemplary liberation narratives: the Exodus narrative from Genesis 2 and the story of Walter White in the television series Breaking Bad.
Natural Histories of the Human Mind
From Kant to Benjamin
What does it mean to argue that the human mind can only be understood on the basis of its natural history? It is a common notion that the project of such a natural history aims at a reductive explanation of the human mind. The workshop investigates Kant and the post-Kantian tradition in order to explore a different notion of natural history. With Sabina Bremner, Andrew Cooper, Illit Ferber, Eli Friedlander, Johannes Haag, Matthias Haase, Th. Khurana, Daniele Lorenzini, and others.
Critical Theory and the Significance of Anthropology
What is the significance of philosophical anthropology for Frankfurt School Critical Theory? The workshop discusses the ways in which Critical Theory critiques the project of Philosophical Anthropology and yet may rely on an implicit alternative notion of anthropology.