Lecture German Intellectual Traditions: Jürgen Habermas

Jürgen Habermas © spiegel.de

Sat, 29.09.2018

Library MMB

K. Dubash Marg, Kala Ghoda
400001 Mumbai

Lecture 17 with Prof. Dr. Thomas Schmidt

Lecture 17: Jürgen Habermas (1929), Frankfurt School

Speaker: Prof. Thomas Schmidt (Professor of Philosophy and Religion, Goethe University Frankfurt)
Session I: 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm
The Normative Foundations of Critical Theory. The Frankfurt School and Jürgen Habermas

“The critical theory of society … has for its object men as producers of their own historical way of life in its totality”
Max Horkheimer, Traditional and Critical Theory (1937)

Tea break: 3.30 pm to 4.00 pm

Session II: 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Discourse Ethics and Post-Metaphysical Thinking. The Philosophy of Jürgen Habermas” 

"The motivating thought is the reconciliation with a crumbling modernity, hence the imagination of ... Finding forms of coexistence, generating a real autonomy and dependency which at peace with each other”
Jürgen Habermas, The New Complexity (1996) 

Session III: 5.00 pm – 5.30 pm
A Conversation with Prof. Schmidt on Habermas in the context of German intellectual traditions
All sessions followed by audience interaction.
Please join us for refreshments after the lecture.

Participating colleges:
  • HVPS´s  Ramaniranjan Jhunjhunwala College
  • SPM’s Ramnarain Ruia College
  • S.K. Somaiya College for Arts, Science and Commerce
  • SIES College of Arts, Science, and Commerce
  • Sophia College
  • St Andrews Center for Performing Arts and Philosophy, Bandra
  • VPM´s K. G. Joshi College of Arts & N. G. Bedekar College of Commerce
  • Wilson College
  • St. Xavier’s College

Registration free of cost. Entry by registration: djnishant05@gmail.com