FEBUARY 5, 2021

How governmental techniques, moral concepts and social images are changing. Foucault's radical perspective.

Michel Foucault is one of the most influential philosophers of the 20th century. He has written studies on power, sexuality and truth with which he influenced the thinking of generations.

He gets to the bottom of apparently well-known philosophical, political and social science concepts in a kind of archaeological procedure and discovers what is hidden beneath the visible.

He believes that truth and knowledge arise in discourses and are only present in discourses. The concept of bio-power goes back to him. The radicality of his thinking has provoked much criticism. Foucault's thinking also opens up new perspectives on the manifold changes caused by the Corona pandemic and on the reactions that are by no means only conscious and planned.

Prof. Karsten Fischer

Prof. Karsten Fischer has held the Chair of Political Theory at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich since 2010. He studied political science, philosophy and international law in Bonn and Frankfurt/M. Herfried Münkler supervised his doctorate and habilitation at the Humboldt University in Berlin.

Fischer was a research coordinator of the working group "Gemeinwohl und Gemeinsinn" (public welfare and public spirit) at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and research assistant at the Humboldt University. His research and publications focus on the history of ideas and the theory of democracy, liberalism, politics and religion. His most recent publications are „Moralkommunikation der Macht“ (2006) and together with Sebastian Huhnhol “Liberalismus. Traditionsbestände und Gegenwartskontroversen“(2019)


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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