Lecture Contested Hospitality

Prof. Dr. Waldenfels Salzburg © Privat

Do, 21.03.2019

Goethe-Institut Oslo

Maridalsveien 33
0175 Oslo

Reflections on migration, refugees and ethics

The philosopher Bernhard Waldenfels, invited by the Universitet i Oslo, will have a lecture about Contested Hospitality - Reflections on migration, refugees and ethics. The event is moderated by the Norwegian journalist and author Sten Inge Jørgensen. This will be followed by a Q&A.

Prof em Dr. Waldenfels is a highly distinguished German philosopher, who in his scientific work has been concerned with responsive, bodily anchored phenomenology, building on the works of philosophers such as Edmund Husserl and Alfred Schütz, as well as more recent French philosophy, especially Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, Emmanuel Levinas and Maurice Merleau-Ponty. 

He has particularly addressed the concept of the stranger. He problematises ordering, as he sees alienness in relations to an order. From this perspective the stranger emerges as extraordinary, on who cannot be perceived or experienced within orders, one who has no place in the order.