JANUARY 8, 2021

What actually applies and why?

All kinds of things apply: laws, rules, research results, promises, bets, exchange rates, weights and measures, timetables, etc. We seldom think about what is meant by 'valid' in all this.

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It seems as if the words 'apply' and 'validity' always mean something different, and as if one is more valid than the other. Many believe that only facts and what is true can be valid. But what is a fact and why something is 'true' is disputed and should be clarified beforehand.

For laws, bets and exchange rates the criterion of truth cannot be applied directly. The question of validity is a fundamental question. Relativism, arbitrariness and disorder can rise if we cannot answer it.

Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Vossenkuhl

Wilhelm Vossenkuhl held the chair for Philosophy at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich until 2011. From 1986-1993 he was professor of philosophy at the University of Bayreuth.

He has published books on historical, ethical and language-philosophical topics, including "Ludwig Wittgenstein" (2003) „Die Möglichkeit des Guten“ (2006), „Solipsismus und Sprachkritik“ (2009).


From 5.30 | Admission and Get Together

6.30 pm - 6.40  pm | Welcome by Korbinian Kohler

6.40 pm – 7 pm | Introduction by Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Vossenkuhl

7 pm - 7.45 pm | Impulse Lecture Guest Speaker

7.45 pm - 8.15 pm | Discussion

8.15 – 8.30 | Sake Highball Aperitif in the MIZU Bar

8.30  pm – Midnight | Dinner seated with the Speaker, Patron and the Host. 4 Course Menu with Wine Accompaniment 190 Euro

Hotel guests and external guests can attend the lecture free of charge until about 8.15 pm.

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