Phenomenological Encounters: Scenes from Central Europe
This projects explores the role of phenomenology—and later, beginning in the 1920s, of the existentialism that grows out of phenomenology—in East-Central Europe through World War II and the Stalinist years; the attempts in the late 1950s and 1960s to create a revisionist Marxism; and later, after
Europe and Russia’s relationship after the Cold War emerged within the Liberal World Order, based on certain universal freedoms, global American leadership and power dominance. It now seems possible that this order will end, as the global composition of powers changes.
The Corona crisis has made clear the extent to which the digitalization project already determines daily life and survival. The research project examines - in continuation of Martin Burckhardt's "Philosophy of the Machine" - its theo-, socio- and psychoplastic dimensions.
Emmanuel Levinas: Totalite et infini (French to Lithuanian)
Emmanuel Levinas (1906–1995) is widely considered one of the 20th century’s most important ethical thinkers. He influenced thinkers including Jacques Derrida and Simon Critchley, and affected contemporary ethical debates.
Rektorin Shalini Randeria fragt “Wer ist das Volk?” in der Zeit Online
IWM Rektorin Shalini Randeria hat einen Artikel in der Zeitung "Die Zeit" veröffentlicht, in welchem sie den Begriff und die Entwicklung des “sanften” Autoritarismus anhand konkreter Beispiele betroffener Staaten näher erklärt und was Identitätspolitik der Mehrheit und deren Angst vor einem „…
While we are currently recording the second season of our Democracy in Question podcast, the Research Group on Soft Authoritarianisms, our partner at Bremen University, initiated a blog series with commentaries on podcast episodes, that contribute to the debate on growing authoritarian tendencies…
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