Dossier 300 Years Immanuel Kant

The philosopher was born in Königsberg 300 years ago. Kant’s work is considered to be the pinnacle of the philosophy of the Enlightenment. His maxim that we should use our own reason seems more relevant and pressing today than ever before. What lessons can be learned from Kant? Where did Kant fail in his own endeavours? What are the abysses and darker sides of the Enlightenment? This is what our Kant special is all about.

Immanuel Kant Illustration by Antje Herzog

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Berlinale Bloggers 2024

Germany's largest film festival took place in Berlin from February 15 to 25, 2024. Our bloggers from around the world will be reporting on new films and the people behind them, impressions of the German capital, awards ceremonies and more. Among them, a group of students from the Collège Maisonneuve in Montreal. Read along!

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Interview with Wolfgang Hantel-Quitmann
Kafka auf der Couch

In this interview therapist Prof. Dr. Hantel-Quitmann explains how literature can help us solve our problems, and why it is nevertheless good that Kafka did not undergo therapy at the time.

Kafka on the couch Collage by Tobias Schrank (Sunder Muthukumaran / Unsplash)

AI representations in art
A Synthetic Voice, Between Authority and Truth

Virtual assistants, figures of governance, deities. The personification of artificial intelligence (AI) can take on any guise, including that of authority. And, as if by elective affinity, the idea of authority naturally engages in conversation with the notion of truth — with all that it entails in terms of deepfakes, fake news, and other related challenges.

Pinar Yoldas : « Kitty AI : Artificial Intelligence for Governance  (2016) » © Pinar Yoldas © Pinar Yoldas

Fun Facts
How Well Do You Know Kant?

These nine fun facts offer you a fresh new glimpse into the life of the great philosopher Immanuel Kant – whether as a colour consultant in all things fashion, as a master of billiards or a culinary connoisseur. With these insights from exhibition curator Agnieszka Lulińska, you’re sure to win any pub quiz.

Immanuel Kant – He’s a pool wizard! Illustration by Antje Herzog Illustration by Antje Herzog

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