The Contested Actuality of German-Jewish Thought: Past - Present - Future
19 October 2017
Universiteit Antwerpen, Stadscampus, lokaal R.007 - Rodestraat 14 - 2000 ANTWERPEN (route: UAntwerpen, Stadscampus
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Organization / co-organization:
Institute of Jewish Studies
Prof Steven Aschheim and Prof Vivian Liska will present their respective views on the importance, legacy, and afterlife of early 20th century German-Jewish thought
A Dialogue between Prof. dr. em. Steven E. Aschheim (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) and Prof. dr. Vivian Liska (Institute of Jewish Studies, University of Antwerp)
In two short talks followed by a discussion, Steven Aschheim and Vivian Liska will present their respective views on the importance, legacy, and afterlife of early-twentieth-century German-Jewish thought. What is the origin of the fascination exerted by the likes of Walter Benjamin, Hannah Arendt, Theodor W. Adorno, and Gershom Scholem? How did these thinkers conceptualize modernity and what role did their Jewishness or the Jewish tradition play in their thought? How did they conceive of the relationship between the universal and the particular? Is it still relevant today and will it survive into the foreseeable future?
Followed by a reception.
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