DECEMBER 18, 2020

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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Or does truth somehow depend on us? Could it be that truth is "relative", that the truth of one is not the truth of the other? Are there "alternative truths"? This and other questions are at the heart of this lecture.

Gerhard Ernst

Gerhard Ernst has held a chair of philosophy at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg since 2012. From 2008-2012 he was professor of philosophy at the University of Stuttgart. He studied not only philosophy, logic and philosophy of science, but also physics. He has researched and published in both fields.

Among his highly regarded publications are "Das Problem des Wissens"(2002) and "Die Objektivität der Moral" (2008). He is currently President of the German Society of Philosophy.


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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