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Leibniz Lectures 2014

Leibniz Lectures 2014: Prof. Axel Honneth

Prof. Axel Honneth: "Die Idee des Sozialismus. Versuch einer Aktualisierung"

This year's Leibniz Lectures will take place on June 23rd, 24th and 25th 2014, from 6.15pm to 8.00pm at the Leibniz-Haus of the Leibniz University Hannover (address: Holzmarkt 4-6, 30159 Hannover). (Download flyer here [in German])

The Leibniz Lectures are organized annually by the Center for Philosophy and Ethics of Science (ZEWW, a Working Group at the Institute of Philosophy, Leibniz University of Hannover). In this lecture series, a world-renowned researcher presents the results of his or her work in three consecutive lectures. The lectures are presented in German, they are accessible for the general public and avoid specialized jargon as far as possible. The Leibniz Lectures are conducted this year by Prof. Axel Honneth. Prof. Honneth is the Director of the Institute of Social Research and Professor at the Institute of Philosophy at the Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main; and Jack C. Weinstein Professor of the Humanities at the Department of Philosophy, Columbia University, New York. The title of the lecture series is “Die Idee des Sozialismus. Versuch einer Aktualisierung” [The Idea of Socialism: An Attempt at Bringing it Up-To-Date]. The three lectures are as follows:

  • Monday, June 23rd, 2014
    Die ursprüngliche Idee: Ersetzung der individuellen durch soziale Freiheit
    [The Original Idea: Replacing Individual Freedom with Social Freedom]

  • Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
    Die zweischneidige Konsequenz: Zur Reduktion sozialer Freiheit auf die Arbeitssphäre
    [The Double-Edged Consequence: On Limiting Social Freedom to the Realm of Work]

  • Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
    Die tragfähige Erbschaft: Vom notwendigen Zusammenspiel der sozialen Freiheiten
    [The Useful Inheritance: On the Necessary Interplay of the Social Freedoms]

Attendance is free. Registration is not required.

Organizer: Prof. Paul Hoyningen-Huene

For further information please contact Simon Lohse
(phone +49(0)511/762-19392, e-mail: lohseww.uni-hannover.de)