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10/26/2021 - 10/26/2021 | Essen

Lecture by Facundo Vega "Without God and without Hell: Hannah Arendt and the Principle of Beginning"

What can and should be the promise of politics today? How does politics begin anew? In his talk, political philosopher Facundo Vega examines the strengths and limitations of Hannah Arendt’s account of “beginnings”.

Vega shows how Arendt’s reflections on “the beginning” attempt to avoid theories of pure spontaneity, great-event history, and historical contingency, arguing instead that, for Arendt, beginnings are ultimately dependent on what she calls “the principle of beginning”. The talk excavates this principle of beginning in Arendt’s work, showing its curious an-archic features and revealing how it can be a powerful tool for calling into question certain myths of contemporary politics, such as the charismatic populist leader.

SPEAKER
Facundo Vega, ICI Berlin / Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez

MODERATOR
Bécquer Seguín, Johns Hopkins University and former KWI International Fellow

COORDINATORS
Ricarda Menn, Coordinator KWI International Fellowships

ORGANISATION
The lecture is organised by the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities Essen (KWI)

Information on participating / attending:
Participants can register for the lecture via e-mail to “Emily Beyer” (“emily.beyer@kwi-nrw.de”) by Monday, 25 October. Participants will then receive the Zoom link.

Date:

10/26/2021 16:00 - 10/26/2021 18:00

Registration deadline:

10/25/2021

Event venue:

ZOOM
45128 Essen
Nordrhein-Westfalen
Germany

Target group:

Scientists and scholars, all interested persons

Email address:

Relevance:

transregional, national

Subject areas:

Cultural sciences, History / archaeology, Philosophy / ethics, Politics, Social studies

Types of events:

Presentation / colloquium / lecture

Entry:

10/19/2021

Sender/author:

Lea von der Mosel

Department:

Pressestelle

Event is free:

yes

Language of the text:

English

URL of this event: http://idw-online.de/en/event69922


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