Archive for September 11th, 2009

Habermas in New York in September

September 11, 2009

Stony Brook and the Institute of Public Knowledge plus the SSRC have a certain Jurgen Habermas visiting the city in September, there are several events open to the public, see more below:


September 19TH:          Critical Theory Roundtable

Stony Brook Manhattan- 401 Park Avenue South (at 28th Street),

Keynote Presentation: Jürgen Habermas:“From Worldviews to the Lifeworld: On the Genealogy of a Concept”

6 -7:15 pm.

September 30th:           Meta-Philosophy Lecture

Jürgen Habermas: “The concept of Human Dignity and The Realist Utopia of Human Rights”

Student Activities Center-Ballroom A

SUNY Stony Brook (Main campus)

6-7:30 pm, with reception to follow in Harriman Hall 214 to follow


October 22nd:             Rethinking Secularism: The Power of Religion in the Public Sphere

A discussion of religion in the public sphere:

Judith Butler:
Why Judaism is not Zionism: Religious Sources for the Critique of Violence

Jürgen Habermas:
“The Political” – The Rational Sense of a Questionable Inheritance of Political Theology”

Charles Taylor:
Why We Need a Radical Redefinition of Secularism

Cornel West:
Prophetic Religion and The Future of Capitalist Civilization

Cooper Union’s Great Hall, 7 East 7th Street at Bowery

Thursday, October 22, 2009, 5:00-9:00 pm

*All these events are open to the public.