Mittwoch, 20. November 2019, 09:00 - 17:45 iCal

Confronting Fanaticism

Theoretical and applied perspectives

Marietta-Blau-Saal im Hauptgebäude der Universität Wien (Mi-Do); Hs. 3A, NIG (Fr)
Universitätsring 1; resp. NIG, Universitätsstr. 7, 1010 Wien


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Donnerstag, 21. November 2019, 09:00 - 17:45

Freitag, 22. November 2019, 09:00 - 13:30

Although understanding fanaticism—its character, its causes, and its cures—was a major theme in the work of Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Hobbes, Locke and others, it is a topic that receives very little philosophical attention today. This is a pity, since not only does fanaticism appear to be thriving in contemporary society, it also seems to be changing in ways and at a pace we are yet to fully understand. This suggests that renewed attention to various questions about fanaticism is merited. What exactly is fanaticism? What are its distinctive features? What are its causes? Is religious fanaticism—in its disconcerting contemporary return—an exemplary or rather the paradigmatic form of fanaticism? And how can it be combatted or curtailed?



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J.W. Alvis, H. B. Schmid, M. Staudigl, R.R. Tietjen, L. Townsend

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Michael Staudigl
Fakultät für Philosophie und Bildungswissenschaft
Institut für Philosophie