Conference: Philosophy of history and eschatology. Perspectives after Jacob Taubes
Every year at the end of February, students, doctoral students and postdocs from Germany and Europe gather at the Catholic Academy in Berlin to reflect on current questions of religious philosophy. Today, the future seems to promise neither progress nor salvation in the face of today's crises.
Renaissancen, on the other hand, celebrates the cultural-critical view of history as a history of decay. The omnipresent speech of the Anthropozian confronts us suddenly again with a philosophy of history turned into the negative and the theological topos of the apocalypse.
The complexity of such ambivalences makes an examination of the philosophically marginalized philosophy of history overdue. The 12th BERLINER KOLLOQUIUM JUNGE RELIGIONSPHILOSOPHIE is therefore devoted to the topic "Philosophy of History and Eschatology. Perspectives after Jacob Taubes". Jacob Taubes' work as a thinker between Judaism and Western philosophy testifies to how the theological tradition remains a sting in the flesh of modernity. In the public part of the colloquium, Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Schmidt-Biggemann presents his theses on the topicality of philosophy of history and then discusses them in a subsequent panel discussion. The "Berlin Colloquium on Young Philosophy of Religion" is being held in cooperation with the Research Institute for Philosophy Hanover, the German Society for Philosophy of Religion and the Catholic Academy in Berlin. It aims to bring together young female researchers from the humanities, social sciences and cultural sciences, especially from philosophy and theology, who have an interest in religious philosophy. The aim is the open and interdisciplinary exchange beyond the rules of academic career planning, seriously and intellectually ambitious in the matter and on the state of academic research.
location & access
airport Tegel (TXL)
airport Schönefeld (SXF)