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Lehrveranstaltungen

Freedom and the Transformation of Modern Europe - group 1 (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Jakob Dirksen, Sami Khatib, Ian McManus, Rona Tunnadine

Termin:
wöchentlich | Dienstag | 12:00 - 14:00 | 12.10.2020 - 29.01.2021 | C 14.027 Seminarraum
Einzeltermin | Mi, 06.01.2021, 12:00 - Mi, 06.01.2021, 14:00 | Online-Veranstaltung

Inhalt: This seminar traces the concept of freedom in Modern European thought from the age of secularization (16th century) to industrial capitalism (early 20th century). The seminar is based on a series of close readings, focusing primarily on short excerpts of primary texts, accompanied by commentaries, introductory secondary literature and selected background texts. Rather than aiming at a comprehensive intellectual history of the concept of freedom from early to late modern times, the seminar is interested in the contested political field from which freedom emerged as a theoretical concept, normative value, practical stance and political battle cry. In its modern meaning, freedom is a dialectical concept: negative freedom denotes freedom from (somebody or something) while positive freedom affirms an activity – a freedom to (freedom to do – something, for example). The subject and object of freedom can be determinate (i.e. someone is free to do this, or free from that) or indeterminate (freedom from, freedom to), concrete or abstract, collective or individual. Discussing these various facets and perspectives, the selection of texts does not pretend to offer a “neutral” or “balanced” view. Rather, it follows the conflictual, biased and partisan nature of its subject matter. The seminar thus engages with the genealogy of the modern concept of freedom in a dialogical, dialectical, conflictual manner. Overview of the thematic sections The seminar is comprised of 7 thematic double sessions I. Introduction: Modernity, Secularization and the Age of Scientific Revolution II. Political Freedom 1: The Modern State III. Political Freedom 2: The Age of Enlightenment IV. Political Freedom 3: Liberalism and Freedom of Speech V. Aesthetic Modernity: The Autonomy of Art VI. Capitalist Freedom and it its Discontents: The Age of Capitalist Modernity VII. Cultural Modernity: A Disenchanted World? The exact syllabus, incl. all dates, will be continuously updated; you find it here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tIXjFmlyzQgZ2BfbLE1IP4A-Eo9Jz9QLU0L8F6-jm94/edit?usp=sharing (see also under "website")

Freedom and the Transformation of Modern Europe - group 2 (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Jakob Dirksen, Sami Khatib, Ian McManus, Rona Tunnadine

Termin:
wöchentlich | Dienstag | 16:00 - 18:00 | 11.10.2020 - 17.11.2020 | Online-Veranstaltung
Einzeltermin | Di, 24.11.2020, 16:00 - Di, 24.11.2020, 18:00 | C 40.256 Seminarraum | Präsenz
Einzeltermin | Di, 01.12.2020, 16:00 - Di, 01.12.2020, 18:00 | Online-Veranstaltung
Einzeltermin | Di, 08.12.2020, 16:00 - Di, 08.12.2020, 18:00 | C 40.256 Seminarraum | Präsenz
wöchentlich | Dienstag | 16:00 - 18:00 | 15.12.2020 - 22.12.2020 | Online-Veranstaltung
Einzeltermin | Di, 05.01.2021, 16:00 - Di, 05.01.2021, 18:00 | Online-Veranstaltung
Einzeltermin | Di, 12.01.2021, 16:00 - Di, 12.01.2021, 18:00 | Online-Veranstaltung
Einzeltermin | Di, 19.01.2021, 16:00 - Di, 19.01.2021, 18:00 | C 40.256 Seminarraum | Präsenz
Einzeltermin | Di, 26.01.2021, 16:00 - Di, 26.01.2021, 18:00 | Online-Veranstaltung

Inhalt: This seminar traces the concept of freedom in Modern European thought from the age of secularization (16th century) to industrial capitalism (early 20th century). The seminar is based on a series of close readings, focusing primarily on short excerpts of primary texts, accompanied by commentaries, introductory secondary literature and selected background texts. Rather than aiming at a comprehensive intellectual history of the concept of freedom from early to late modern times, the seminar is interested in the contested political field from which freedom emerged as a theoretical concept, normative value, practical stance and political battle cry. In its modern meaning, freedom is a dialectical concept: negative freedom denotes freedom from (somebody or something) while positive freedom affirms an activity – a freedom to (freedom to do – something, for example). The subject and object of freedom can be determinate (i.e. someone is free to do this, or free from that) or indeterminate (freedom from, freedom to), concrete or abstract, collective or individual. Discussing these various facets and perspectives, the selection of texts does not pretend to offer a “neutral” or “balanced” view. Rather, it follows the conflictual, biased and partisan nature of its subject matter. The seminar thus engages with the genealogy of the modern concept of freedom in a dialogical, dialectical, conflictual manner. Overview of the thematic sections The seminar is comprised of 7 thematic double sessions I. Introduction: Modernity, Secularization and the Age of Scientific Revolution II. Political Freedom 1: The Modern State III. Political Freedom 2: The Age of Enlightenment IV. Political Freedom 3: Liberalism and Freedom of Speech V. Aesthetic Modernity: The Autonomy of Art VI. Capitalist Freedom and it its Discontents: The Age of Capitalist Modernity VII. Cultural Modernity: A Disenchanted World? The exact syllabus, incl. all dates, will be continuously updated; you find it here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tIXjFmlyzQgZ2BfbLE1IP4A-Eo9Jz9QLU0L8F6-jm94/edit?usp=sharing (see also under "website")