This lecture will explore a variety of case stories in theology, jurisprudence, medicine, and psychology, beginning in the 17th century, which will be followed by some methodological considerations with reference to Kant’s distinction between determining and reflecting judgement.

Followed by a discussion with Christopher Chamberlin, Antonio Lucci, and Xenia Chiaramonte

Thomas Macho was professor of cultural history at the Institute for Cultural Studies at Humboldt University in Berlin from 1993 to 2016. Since 2016, he is the director of the International Research Center for Cultural Studies (IFK) at the Linz University of the Arts in Vienna. In 2019, he was awarded the Sigmund Freud Prize for Scientific Prose of the German Academy for Language and Poetry, and in 2020, the Austrian State Prize for Cultural Journalism. Recent publications includeDas Leben ist ungerecht (2010)Vorbilder (2011)Schweine. Ein Portrait (2015)Das Leben nehmen. Suizid in der Moderne (2017)Warum wir Tiere essen (2022).

In English
Organized by

Christopher Chamberlin and Xenia Chiaramonte

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