The Futures of Marx
With Sabina Bremner, Anton Ford, Eli Friedlander, Matthias Haase, Alec Hinshelwood, Thomas Khurana, Karen Ng, Christoph Schuringa, Michael Thompson, Lea Ypi and others.
Recognition of the Will of the Person: Workshop with Wayne Martin
The Effectivity of Knowledge: Workshop with Frieder Vogelmann
Naturalism and Human Life
With Carla Bagnoli, Mario De Caro, Guiseppina D’Oro, Sebastian Gardner, Paul Giladi, Johannes Haag, Thomas Khurana, Thomas Raleigh, Thomas J. Spiegel, Andrea Staiti.
The Politics of Beginnings
Hannah Arendt Today
At a moment when many suggest that the end of an era has been reached, and when struggles against climate change, exploitation, neocolonialism, patriarchy, and racism proliferate, what role can Arendt’s account of political beginnings play in the conceptualization of a new time? Arendt has been celebrated as a key theorist of politics, freedom, and […]
Anton Ford: The Question What to Do?
CPKP Talk by our Senior Humboldt Fellow Anton Ford (University of Chicago), followed by a wine reception.
Teleology and History
With Moran Godess-Riccitelli, Johannes Haag, Naveh Frumer, Benjamin Pollock, Thomas Khurana, Paul Franks, Gilad Nir, James Conant
Revolution and Liberation: Gunnar Hindrichs und Christoph Menke in Conversation
We live in a time of past revolutions and failed attempts at liberation. At the same time – or precisely because of this – the concepts of liberation and revolution retain a political potential for our present. But how exactly are we to understand the relationship between revolution and liberation? Can true liberation be realized […]
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.
Politics of Nature: Philosophical Perspectives on the Anthropocene
In cooperation with ICI Berlin
This international conference will articulate the “Anthropocene” as a philosophical problem. It will determine the extent to which the current crisis challenges our philosophical self-conception and offer avenues for overcoming the this self-conception. More importantly, it aims to develop conceptions of a new politics of nature. With Andreas Malm, Christoph Menke, Rupert Read, Oxana Timofeeva, Slavoj Žižek, and others.
Andrea Kern: All and Nothing
The Life of an “I”
The FINES HOMINIS LECTURE 2022 will be held by Prof. Andrea Kern (Leipzig). The lecture addresses the question what it means to lead the life of an “I”. Following Hegel, it develops a conception of a self-conscious form of life according to which the reality of such a form of life is at stake in every moment of thinking. This is what it means that the concept of the human being is not the concept of something finite, but of something “absolute”.
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.
The Wickedness of Freedom
Immorality and Reason after Kant
Hardly any thought is as defining for Kantian and post-Kantian thought as the idea of the unity of freedom and law. At crucial points, however, this very same tradition argues for the counter-idea: that the reality of autonomy in the human being requires a freedom from and against the law. What is the relation between these two ideas and how can they be reconciled? With Brady Bowman, Peter Dews, Michelle Kosch, Andrews Reath, Francey Russell, and others.
Robert Pippin: Phenomenology and Logic of Life
Heidegger and Hegel
What is at stake in the contrast between a phenomenological approach to the living being and a “logical” approach? In this lecture, Robert Pippin will defend Heidegger’s claim that Hegel leaves unexplained the original availability of the living/nonliving distinction in human experience.
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.