Stand By list 20th Century Philosophy: Intellectual Heroes and Key Themes I

Stand By list 20th Century Philosophy: Intellectual Heroes and Key Themes I

12 March 2019

19:30 - 21:30

1. Wittgenstein (1 Nov)

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20th Century Philosophy: Intellectual Heroes and Key Themes I

Tue 12, 19 and 26 Mar, 9  and 16 Apr – 19:30 to 21:30
Karl Dittrich Hall, Student Services Centre, Bonnefantenstraat 2

Rene Gabriëls, PhD
Assistant Professor History of Philosophy, UM

The 20th century was one of the most significant and exciting periods ever witnessed in philosophy, characterized by intellectual change in a challenging context. These lectures present a colourful picture of the intellectual heroes and key themes of 20th century philosophy. The central ideas of five philosophers will be introduced: Wittgenstein, Heidegger, Dewey, Rorty and Adorno. With references to these philosophers themes like art, moral dilemmas, language, world disclosure, politics, literature, social pathologies and being-towards-death will be discussed.
Although it is impossible to focus on every philosophical detail, the lectures cover the main movements of philosophy over the last hundred years: existentialism, analytical philosophy, pragmatism, neo-pragmatism and critical theory. These movements will be woven together in a narrative history that accounts for the influence of arts, science and politics. The lectures prove that the world’s oldest intellectual stone will keep on rolling.

The individual lectures
1. Wittgenstein (1 Nov)
2. Heidegger (8 Nov)
3. Dewey (15 Nov)
4. Rorty (22 Nov)
5. Adorno (29 Nov)

Costs whole series
UM students €10
UM employees and students from other schools €25
Others €50

19 March 2019

19:30 - 21:30

2. Heidegger (8 Nov)

26 March 2019

19:30 - 21:30

3. Dewey (15 Nov)

09 April 2019

19:30 - 21:30

4. Rorty (22 Nov)

16 April 2019

19:30 - 21:30

5. Adorno (29 Nov)