Lectures

Growing Up. Where’s the problem? 

We live in a society in which it became more difficult to mature from persons to personalities. The young generation is formed by greatly shortened periods of attention, narcissistic self-aggrandizement and depressive disorientation. Was it always like that? Or do we experience a new crisis of maturing? Which experiences do we need in order to become a true adult? What attitudes and values shall we internalize? And what can philosophy contribute to it? A lecture for those who are committed to more.

 

Was Heidegger a Sith? A lecture upon the dark side of power

No doubt: the force was strong with Heidegger. And much like Anakin Skywalker (aka Darth Vader), ages ago in a far of galaxy, the “Meisterdenker” from Meßkirch, Germany, also fatally succumbed to the dark side of it. In his case, at the beginning of the 1930s when he joined the German National Socialist Party and lauded Hitler’s rise as the awakening of a new world-saving power. The real reasons that led Heidegger (and Anakin) down the path to the dark side lead us to the essence of philosophy itself.