In this seminar, we would like to draw a line between recent intense research into the intellectual history of the Enlightenment and our present situation. What would Radical Enlightenment mean today? How would a 17-18th century Enlightenment view on our present predicament look like? – given pressing issues of academia today, the fate of the universities, the development of AI, tech, the new West-East cold war, populism, globalization, post/trans humanism, the future of humanity?
Beside talks by c:o/re Fellows Frederik Stjernfelt and Steve Fuller, the seminar will include contributions by historian Jonathan Israel (Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton), Rens Bod, professor of Digital Humanities and History of the Humanities (Amsterdam) and scholar of cultural studies Cheryce von Xylander (Lüneburg).
Please find the program here.