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Cha(lle)nging Perspectives "Cultures of Debate with Chantal Mouffe"


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19:00 — 20:30


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What role does arguing play in politics? By which rules and with to what end are arguments carried out there? And what about debate in academia?

The members of the research group "Cultures of Debate", Eva Buddeberg (Philosophy, Goethe University Frankfurt), Lukas Haffert (Political Science, University of Zurich), Valeska Huber (History, Freie Universität Berlin) and Christoph Lundgreen (Ancient History, University Bielefeld) will discuss these and other questions with Chantal Mouffe in the event series Challenging Perspectives.

Chantal Mouffe is a political scientist and professor of political theory at the University of Westminster in London. A co-founder of "radical democracy," she is a proponent of an agonal theory of democracy. Her understanding of politics is that it is a space of conflicts. In her work, she deals, among other things, with the tense relationship that characterises democracies: That between ideas of individual freedom and human rights on the one hand and equality and popular sovereignty on the other. Her recent publications are "Agonistics: Thinking The World Politically" (2013) and "For a Left Populism" (2018).

Die Junge Akademie's "Cultures of Debate" research group concerns itself with forms of discourse and cultures of debate in academia and society. Its members seek to understand the transformation that has been shaking the political system and is also affecting academia.

Simon W. Fuchs (Islamic Studies, University of Freiburg), also a member of the "Cultures of Debate" research group, will guide through the evening.

Chantal Mouffe will open the evening with an impulse lecture. Afterwards, the members of the Junge Akademie will discuss the topics of the evening with their guest. The audience is invited to participate in the discussion with their questions.

The event will be held in English via Zoom.

Please register here to participate.

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