20th CENTURY PHILOSOPHY: Intellectual Heroes and Key Themes II

TUE 27 FEB AND 5, 12, 19 AND 26 MAR – 19:30 TO 21:30
Karl Dittrich Hall, Student Services Centre, Bonnefantenstraat 2

Rene Gabriëls, PhD
Assistant professor of philosophy, UM

The twentieth century was one of the most significant and exciting periods ever witnessed in philosophy, characterised by intellectual change in a challenging context. These lectures present a colourful picture of the intellectual heroes and key themes of twentieth-century philosophy, and introduce the central ideas of five philosophers. Although it is impossible to focus on every philosophical detail, the lectures cover the main movements of philosophy over the last hundred years. These movements will be interwoven with a narrative history that accounts for the influences of art, science and politics. The lectures prove that the world’s oldest intellectual stone will keep on rolling.

The individual lectures
1. Hannah Arendt (27 Feb)
2. Walter Benjamin (5 Mar)
3. Michel Foucault (12 Mar)
4. Jean-Paul Sartre (19 Mar)
5. Jürgen Habermas (26 Mar)


Cost of the whole series
UM students €10 / UM employees and students from other schools €25 / Others €50


27 February 2024

05 March 2024

12 March 2024

19 March 2024

26 March 2024