This winter semester, the Korbinians-Kolleg on questions of our time will address issues and questions that we are happy to leave to others, as long as we are not affected ourselves, or whose answers we expect from women and men who are supposed to know (who is to be saved - how to continue economically after Corona). Behind these difficult but vital questions are other questions. These questions, however, usually seem to us too difficult, too remote and theoretical or answered long ago (what is true - what is valid - how does truth initiate - what is its significance in politics).

We should not deceive ourselves. Some questions are closely related to others, and the answers are only convincing if they are all discussed and properly answered. The Korbinians-Kolleg wants to find out what answers there are to those questions.

Dates 2020

  • November 6, 2020

    Who should be saved first?

    Who should be saved first? Tragic rescue conflicts in the Covid 19 pandemic

    The still unresolved pandemic has triggered a fierce ethical controversy. The keyword is triage, a procedure that was already used in the First World War to rescue seriously injured people.

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  • DECEMBER 18, 2020

    What is truth?

    What is truth?

    This is one of the fundamental questions of philosophy, but it is also a question that concerns all of us. According to the classical definition, is truth simply the agreement between thinking and being? If so, what exactly does that mean? And can we ever attain truth in this sense?

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Dates 2021

  • Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Vossenkuhl

    Welche Wahrheit kann Geltung beanspruchen? Eine soziologische Analyse eines philosophischen Problems.

    Die Frage, welche Wahrheit eigentlich gilt, hat der derzeitige Präsident der USA zwar weltweit bewusst, aber nicht erst zum Problem gemacht.

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  • JANUARY 8, 2021

    What actually applies and why?

    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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  • Prof. Dr. Karsten Fischer

    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.

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  • Prof. Dr. Armin Nassehi

    Welche Wahrheit kann Geltung beanspruchen? Eine soziologische Analyse eines philosophischen Problems.

    Die Frage, welche Wahrheit eigentlich gilt, hat der derzeitige Präsident der USA zwar weltweit bewusst, aber nicht erst zum Problem gemacht.

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  • MARCH 26, 2021

    Which truth can claim validity?

    Which truth can claim validity?

    A sociological analysis of a philosophical problem.

    The current president of the USA has brought the question of which truth actually holds true to worldwide attention, but he is not the first to make it a problem. The problem is as old as mankind. The solution cannot be to count the number of lies. It must first be clear what is truth and what is a lie. Professor Nassehi will present the results of his research, which is currently relevant in every respect.

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  • PROF. DR. MONIKA SCHNITZER

    Eine Analyse der wirtschaftlichen Lage und der Weg aus der Corona-Krise

    Die Pandemie hat Deutschland in die größte Wirtschaftskrise seit Gründung der Bundesrepublik gestürzt. Wie schnell wird die Krise überwunden sein und wie wird sich unsere Wirtschaft durch die Krise verändern?

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  • APRIL 16, 2020

    An analysis of the economic situation and the way out of the Corona crisis.

    An analysis of the economic situation and the way out of the Corona crisis.

    The pandemic has plunged Germany into the biggest economic crisis since the founding of the Federal Republic. How quickly will the crisis be overcome and how will our economy be changed by the crisis? Will globalization be pushed back, automation accelerated? And will the crisis mean that the government will have a stronger influence on the economy in future than it has so far? These questions are of great importance for the country's prosperity and future economic development.

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QUESTIONS & INFORMATION

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.

Get in Touch

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