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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Praktische Philosophie und Sozialphilosophie

Internationale Tagung: Emanzipation

25 – 27 May 2018 HKW, Technische Universität Berlin, Humboldt Universität Berlin
Wann 25.05.2018 bis 27.05.2018 (Europe/Berlin / UTC200) iCal
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50 years after the events of 1968, the question of emancipation is still of central importance. The international conference “Emancipation” will investigate from a social-philosophical perspective what emancipation is, what actors need to know in order to emancipate themselves and what practical-political conditions the collective capacity to act requires and its dynamics. In addition, at the conference the problem of emancipation will be examined in its connection with other important social-philosophical questions such as “power and domination”, “politics of forms of life” and “hope and utopia”. What will become apparent is that the concept of emancipation is a key concept in social philosophy which allows to connect various approaches from diverse traditions—from Critical Theory, poststructuralism and the recent analytical debates on social critique.


With lectures held amonst others by Seyla Benhabib, Didier Eribon, Nancy Fraser, Achille
Mbembe, Hartmut Rosa.

Preliminary Program


The conference will be held in German and in English. Registration for the conference is not required. The conference will take place at HKW (25th of May) and at Technische Universität Berlin (26th and 27th of May). If you have further questions, please write an email to emanzipation2018.philo@hu-berlin.de.


The conference is organised by Prof. Dr. Sabine Hark (Technische Universität Berlin), Prof. Dr. Rahel Jaeggi (Humboldt University Berlin), Dr. des. Kristina Lepold (Goethe University Frankfurt) and Dr. Thomas Seibert (medico international e.V.) with the assistance of Dr. Bastian Ronge, Carolin Botos and the team of the chair of practical philosophy and social philosophy at Humboldt University Berlin and in cooperation with medico international e.V. The conference is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).