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Canadian Embassy Promotes Annual Walter-Benjamin Lectures

This year’s Walter-Benjamin lectures feature Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor

June 18th, 2019
K. Greta, News from Berlin
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The Humanities and Social Change Center Berlin host the annual Walter-Benjamin Lectures. In three evening lectures (June 17-19), Charles Taylor will discuss “Democracy and its Crises.” Topics include democratic deterioration, political alienation, xenophobia, and polarization.

Charles Taylor is one of the most profound Canadian philosophers. His main studies revolve around the contradictions of modernity and its limitations. Previously, he has written about the history of the self and the history of secularization. More recently, he has focused on the questions of democratic politics.

The Benjamin Lectures, promoted by the Canadian Embassy on their Facebook page, brings Taylor in conversation with all who attend in Berlin. The lectures will take place in the Emil-Fischer-lecture hall at Humboldt-University, Berlin at Hessische Strase 1-2, June 17, 18, and 19 at 6 PM. There is no entry fee. Each day features a different respondent, all representing different universities, the first from Ireland, second from Germany, and third from China.

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