Heidegger in Ruins – a mini conference on post truth

  • Date: –17:00
  • Location: Humanistiska teatern
  • Lecturer: Professor Richard Wolin, Grad Center, CUNY Professor Steve Fuller, University of Warwick
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  • Organiser: The Event is co-produced by the Department of Government, Forum for Jewish Studies, the Department of Philosophy, and Uppsala Forum on Democracy, Peace and Justice.
  • Contact person: Ellen Lindblom
  • Konferens

This mini-symposium brings scholars together to discuss two different but overlapping themes: Richard Wolin presents his new book addressing the antisemitism as newly unearthed in Heidegger's 'Black Notebooks'. Further, we will discuss Steve Fuller's assumption in his latest book that scientific knowledge has an ethical component and how this may or may not have repercussions for academic freedom.

PROGRAMME

13:00–13:15

Welcome

13:15–15:00

Keynote speaker: Professor Richard Wolin, Grad Center, CUNY: Heidegger in Ruins.

Panel debate: What to make of Heidegger’s anti-Semitism and academic and intellectual freedom with Lars M. Andersson(Uppsala University, Forum for Jewish Studies) and Benjamin Martin (Uppsala University, Department of History of Science and Ideas).

15:00–15:15

Break and opportunity to mingle.

15:15–17:00

Keynote speaker: Professor Steve Fuller, University of Warwick: "Post-Truth” - Knowledge as Power Game.

Panel debate: Academia and the public in a “post-truth” world, with Professor Sharon Rider (Uppsala University, Department of Philosophy), Proscovia Svärd (Mid Sweden University, Department of Information systems and Technology, Forum for Digitalization), Siri Sylvan (Uppsala University, Department of Government).

Moderator: Helen Lindberg, Department of Government, Uppsala University.

Free of charge and open to the public. Limited seating, first come first serve basis.

Keynotes and panel debates will be held in English.