Re-Thinking Socialism

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Against the background of failed state socialisms and the crisis of socialism in Latin America, the term “socialism” was long frowned upon when it came to discussing current political and…

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50 Years on: New Readings of Adorno

50 Years on: New Readings of Adorno 800 800 Susann Schmeisser

Bei der Frankfurter Adorno-Konferenz 2003 konstatierte Axel Honneth eine „dramatische Abkehr“ von Adornos Philosophie und beklagte das Fehlen eines „vitalen, spannenden Forschungsmilieus“. Davon kann heute keine Rede mehr sein. Neue…

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International Summer School Critical Theory 2019

International Summer School Critical Theory 2019 1024 532 Susann Schmeisser

Democracy is in crisis. Various phenomena such as the electoral success of authoritarian leaders, distrust in public institutions and media, rising social tensions, neo-nationalism and reactionary family politics certify this.…

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Walter-Benjamin-Lectures 2019

Walter-Benjamin-Lectures 2019 724 1024 Susann Schmeisser

This June, the Humanities and Social Change Center Berlin will launch its new event format, the annual Walter-Benjamin-Lectures. The Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor inaugurates the prominent series. In a sequence…

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Krise, Kritik und Zukunft des Sozialstaats

Krise, Kritik und Zukunft des Sozialstaats 724 1024 Susann Schmeisser

Im Rahmen der Reihe „Critical Theory in Context“ (Lehrstuhl für Sozialphilosophie/Center for Humanities and Social Change, HU Berlin) diskutieren Claus Offe (Professor Emeritus of Political Sociology an der Hertie School…

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Barrikadengespräch: Aneignung und Enteignung: Zur Wohnungsfrage

Barrikadengespräch: Aneignung und Enteignung: Zur Wohnungsfrage 738 1024 Susann Schmeisser

Auseinandersetzungen darüber, wie überhaupt noch sichergestellt werden kann, dass Häuser bewohnbar oder Mieten bezahlbar bleiben. Damit aber sind ganz generelle Fragen angesprochen: Was macht es aus unseren Städten, wenn Wohnraum…

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Problems of Property

Problems of Property 720 1018 Susann Schmeisser

Property is a key institution both in the capitalist economy and in liberal political orders. Property law regulates access to material goods as well as symbolic status, it is seen…

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International Summer School Critical Theory 2018: Re-Thinking Ideology

International Summer School Critical Theory 2018: Re-Thinking Ideology 500 300 domonda

Why do people often accept, and even embrace, social and political conditions that seem to run counter to their own interests? How is it possible that we sometimes support forms…

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Authoritarianism: Rule or Exception

Authoritarianism: Rule or Exception 500 300 domonda

Invited speakers: Prof. Seyla Benhabib (Yale University), Prof. Zeynep Gambetti (Boğaziçi University) Berlin, 04/07/2018, 6-8pm, Gorki Theatre Berlin Authoritarian movements and governments resurface globally. They are often presented as a shocking…

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Alice Crary: Inside Ethics, Book Presentation (invitation only)

Alice Crary: Inside Ethics, Book Presentation (invitation only) 500 300 domonda

We have come to think of human beings and animals as elements of a morally indifferent reality that reveals itself only to neutral or science-based methods. Berlin, 31/05/2018. This little-commented-on…

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