What is Left of the Enlightenment?
While critique of the Enlightenment is as old as the Enlightenment project itself, the past decades have experienced an intensified and more disparaging criticism in late modern academic trends such as poststructuralism, post-humanism, post-colonialism and post-secular theology. The burden of debt is placed on the modern project, which is traced back to the Enlightenment, accused of establishing the hubris of reason and science that paved the way for the twentieth century catastrophes.
Speakers at the symposium:
Jonathan Israel, Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Brian Klug, Senior Research Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy at St. Benet’s Hall, Oxford
Joanna Stalnaker, Associate Professor of French at Columbia University
Richard Wolin, Distinguished Professor of History and Political Science at the CUNY Graduate Center
The symposium is open to all and free of charge, but places are limited and must be booked in advance (by 15 September). To book, please email: victoria.hoog @fil.lu .se.