The History of Postmetaphysical Philosophy and the Future of Democracy

Conference in Honor of Jürgen Habermas

June 20 and 21, 2019

Normative Orders, EG 01 + 02
Max-Horkheimer-Strasse 2
Goethe University Frankfurt

Program (pdf): Click here...


June 20 2019

Welcome Address
Rainer Forst

Panel 1: The Genealogy of Postmetaphysical Thought

Peter Gordon – “Eine Erziehung des Menschengeschlechts? The History of Philosophy as a Rationalizing Translation out of the Sources of Religion”
Matthias Lutz-Bachmann – “Reason and Free Will of the Human Actor: The Contribution of Medieval Philosophy to an Ethics and Theory of Rights not based on Metaphysics”
Thomas McCarthy – “Thoughts on the Dialectic of Postmetaphysical Reason”

11:30 Break

12:00 Continued

Pauline Kleingeld – “Kant's Metaphysics of Morality”
Thomas Schmidt – “The Sublation of Faith and Knowledge. Hegel’s Post-metaphysical Philosophy of Religion”
Axel Honneth – “Secular Reason? A Short Comment on Jürgen Habermas, Auch eine Geschichte der Philosophie”

13:45 Lunch

Panel 2: Religion in Contemporary Society

Charles Taylor – “Our Secular Age”
Maeve Cooke – “Postmetaphysical Thinking and the Ecological Challenge”
Micha Brumlik – “Religion of Reason: Kant, Cohen and Habermas”

16:30 Break

17:00 Continued

Eduardo Mendieta – “Enlightened Religion and Liberation Theology: The Linguistification of Freedom”
Alessandro Ferrara – “Embodied, De-transcendentalized Reason and the Sources of Solidarity”

18:30 End of Session

June 21 2019

Panel 3: The Crisis of Democracy

Claus Offe – “The ‘Will of the People’ – A Fallacy of Composition?”
Oskar Negt – “‘Erosionskrisen’ - Crises of Erosions”
Klaus Günther – “Rule of Law and Rule by Law”

11:30 Break

12:00 Continued

Jean Cohen – “The Crisis of Political Representation: Rethinking the Party/Movement Relation in the Context of Populist Challenges to Constitutional Democracy”
Andrew Arato – “Populism as Movement, Government and Regime”

13:30 Lunch

Panel 4: The Future of Democracy

Seyla Benhabib – “Popular Sovereignty and Judicial Review. Challenges of Democracy in Post-Metaphysical Times”
Nancy Fraser – “Legitimation Crisis of Financialized Capitalism”
Hauke Brunkhorst – “Return of Politics. The Kierkegaardian Moment of September 15, 2008”

16:30 Break

17:00 Continued

Peter Niesen – “The Future of Democratic Revolutions?”
Cristina Lafont – “Are Democracies Stuck between Populism and Technocracy? The Democratic Case against Blind Deference to either Majorities or Experts”

End of Session

Organizer: R. Forst (Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!), DFG-Leibniz Research Group Transnational Justice in cooperation with Normative Orders (Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!)
Sponsored by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Leibnizprogram)

Presented by:
DFG-Leibniz Research Group Transnational Justice in cooperation with The Cluster of Excellence "The Formation of Normative Orders"


Newsletter aus dem Forschungszentrum „Normative Ordnungen“

Zukünftig informiert ein Newsletter über aktuelle Veranstaltungen, Veröffentlichungen und wissenswerte Entwicklungen im Forschungszentrum „Normative Ordnungen“. Die erste Ausgabe finden Sie hier...

Nächste Termine

8. Februar 2023, 18.00 Uhr

ENTFÄLLT!: Virtuelle Ringvorlesung "Algorithms // A Brave New World?": Carina Prunkl (University of Oxford, Institute for Ethics in AI): Can we, will we, and should we have AI judges? Mehr...

8. Februar 2022, 19.15 Uhr

Öffentlicher Vortrag: Fabio Wolkenstein (Universität Wien): Die dunkle Seite der Christdemokratie. Mehr...

9. Februar 2023, 20 Uhr

Lecture & Film „Kino am Abgrund der Moderne. Die Filme von Luis Buñuel“: Kristoffer Noheden (Stockholm): Dreams of Desire: Belle de jour, Eros and Surrealist Cinema. Mehr...


Neueste Medien

Judging Facts, Judging Norms: Training Machine Learning Models to Judge Humans Requires a New Approach to Labeling Data

Gillian Hadfield (University of Toronto)
Ringvorlesung "Algorithms // A Brave New World?"

Verkehrt die Welt: Buñuels Le fantôme de la liberté

Prof. Dr. Vinzenz Hediger (Professor für Filmwissenschaft an der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main und Co-Sprecher der Forschungsinitiative "ConTrust" am Forschungsverbund "Normative Ordnungen")
Lecture and Film: Kino am Abgrund der Moderne. Die Filme von Luis Buñuel


Weitere Videoaufzeichnungen finden Sie hier...

Neueste Volltexte

Hanna Pfeifer und Irene Weipert-Fenner (2022)

ConTrust Working Paper No. 3: "Time and the Growth of Trust under Conditions of Extreme Uncertainty. Illustrations from Peace and
Conflict Studies". Mehr...

Rainer Forst (2022)

ConTrust Working Paper No. 2: "The Justification of Trust in Conflict. Conceptual and Normative Groundwork". Mehr...