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 Invitation to an RVP Project on

Re-Learning to Be Human for Global Times:

Challenges and Opportunities

 

International Symposium

Learning to be Human for Global Times:

Challenges and Opportunities from the Perspective of Contemporary Philosophy of Religion

 

April 7 – 8, 2017

University of Vienna, Austria

 

 

Coordinators

  • Mag. Dr. Brigitte Buchhammer

  • Univ. Prof. i.R. Dr. Herta Nagl-Docekal

Institutional Cooperation 

  • Interdisciplinary Research Platform: ‘Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society’, University of Vienna;

  • Austrian Academy of Sciences;

  • The Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, Washington, D.C.

Venue

  • Campus of the University of Vienna, Spitalgasse 2 (Hof 1, Kapelle)

Working Language

  • English



PROGRAM

 

Friday, April 7, 2017

 

 

13.00 – 13.30         Welcome Address & Introduction

 

13.30 – 15.00         Chair: Ludwig Nagl

 

13.30 – 14.00         Kurt Appel / University of Vienna

                               The Humanistic Potential of Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit

 

14.00 – 14.30         Thomas M. Schmidt / Goethe University Frankfurt

                                The Search for Lost Intimacy. Georges Bataille on Religion as Immanent Human Experience                                            

14.30 – 15.00         Angela Kallhoff / University of Vienna

                               Rescue Cases and Environmental Duties in the Climate Crisis

 

 

15.00 – 15.15    coffee break

 

 

15.15 – 16.45         Chair: Claudia Melica

 

15.15 – 15.45         Birgit Heller / University of Vienna

                              To Whom It Concerns. Humanity and Dignity in Interreligious Perspective

 

15.45 – 16.15         Maureen Junker-Kenny / Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

                               Re-learning to be Human: Translations Between Religions and Cultures as Case Studies of

                                Mutual Learning

 

16.15 – 16.45         Sandra Lehmann / University of Vienna

                               Messianic Cessation and the Praxis of the Neighbor

 

               

16.45 – 17.00   coffee break

 

 

17.00 – 18.30         Chair: Herta Nagl-Docekal

 

17.00 – 17.30          Stephan Steiner / Katholische Akademie Berlin

                                Emersonian Anxieties. The Age of Anthropocene and the Legacy of Humanism

 

17.30 – 18.00         Cornelia Esianu / Alexandru-Ioan-Cuza-University of Iaşi, Rumänien

                                The Conception of Love in Immanuel Kant and Friedrich Schlegel: Its Relevance for a                                 Comprehensive Theory of the Human Being

 

18.00 – 18.30         Brigitte Buchhammer / University of Vienna

                                Philosophy as an Advocate of the Whole Humanity: Moral Enhancement Theories – A Current

                                 Philosophical Problem 

               

                               

19.00   dinner

 

 

Saturday, April 8, 2017

 

 

10.30 – 12.00        Chair: Thomas M. Schmidt

 

10.30 – 11.00         Ludwig Nagl / University of Vienna

                               What is it to be a Human Being? Charles Taylor on "the Full Shape of the Human Linguistic

                                Capacity"

 

11.00 – 11.30         Carlo Willmann / Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences, Vienna

                              Empathy - Attention - Responsability. Milestones to Humanity by Edith Stein, Simone Weil

                               and Dag Hammarskjöld and their Relevance in the World of Today

 

11.30 – 12.00         Rita Perintfalvi / Ökumenischer Verband der Theologinnen Ungarns

                              (Re)-Learning to be Human in Central and Eastern Europe: If Political Authoritarianism is

                              Flirting with Religious Fundamentalism

 

 

12.00 – 14.00   lunch break

 

 

14.00 – 15.30         Chair: Maureen Junker-Kenny

 

14.00 –14.30         Herta Nagl-Docekal / University of Vienna

                               Educating Humanity. A Core Concern of Kant’s Philosophy of History

 

14.30 – 15.00         Leonhard Weiss / Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences Vienna

                               'The Human Being – A Beginner'. The Anthropological Foundations and Current  

                                 Relevance of Hannah Arendt’s Understanding of Childhood and Education

 

15.00 – 15.30         Claudia Melica / Sapienza University Rome

                               ‘Menschlichkeit’. Lessing’s Ideal Model for Culture, Religion and Ethics Today

 

 

15.30 – 15.45    coffee break

 

 

15.45 – 17.15         Chair:  Cornelia Esianu

 

15.45 – 16.15         Isabella Guanzini / University of Graz

                              Humanisation and Desire. The Symbolic Dimensions in the Thinking of Jacques Lacan

 

16.15 – 16.45         Elisabeth Menschl / Johannes Kepler-University Linz

                              Occam´s Razor: Simplicity Versus Simplification or How to Deal with the Complex Image of

                                Humanity

 

16.45 – 17.15         Sibylle Trawöger, Katholische Privatuniversität Linz

                              Learning to be Human in the Silence

 

 

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