Who still believes in global environmental agreements?
24 May 2013 - 19:30
Every year there is a climate summit. In addition, there are the ten-yearly Earth summits on sustainable development, the international conferences on maintaining biodiversity and many other conferences and treaties that try to lighten the pressure on the global environment. And yet, the world manages to arrive less and less at globally enforceable agreements. Sunita Narain is one of the authoritative voices from the South in global discussions on the environment and climate. After Narain's keynote, Artur Runge-Metzger (EU's leader of delegation at climate talks) and Wendel Trio (director of Climate Action Network - Europe) will discuss steps Europe will, should or could take to make global governance for environment viable again.
Synthesis: The future according to Hegel - Dr. Laurens ten Kate
2 June 2013 - 11:00
In modern times, the social and political power of Christianity was broken. Does this explain the putting aside of the Christian logic of the sacrifice? Hegel investigates the continued effect of the spirit of Christianity in our secular times. In the phenomenology of the spirit he appears to present the dialectics as the modern variant of the age-old logic of sacrifice. Dr. Laurens ten Kate (University of Utrecht) rereads Hegel and raises the theory that the topicality of his way of thinking lies exactly in the secularisation of the sacrifice.
The dialectic tension of minimalism
GWF Hegel and the present world spirit - Expo
5 May 2013 - 13:00