What is the New Enlightenment? In these times of geopolitical crises, nested within different socially complex crises of diverse scales and orders of magnitude, many thinkers are trying to develop a shared universal value set that defines the life form of human beings. THE NEW INSTITUTE has invited scholars from different fields and career paths to be part of a three-day conference in Hamburg on the motto “The Universal in Crisis”.
The Winter Institute will be an opportunity to formulate conditions for the emergence of new modes of the universal – given our historical circumstances wherein the very idea of the universal is questioned. One overarching question will be: How can practices of universalizing from local cultural conditions and transcultural dialogue foster a novel understanding of humans in the 21st century?
What are anthropological commons? We attempt to transcend the boundaries of specific identities without succumbing to the much-discussed dialectics of a false Enlightenment universal. Our goal is to put the recently emerging concept of future-oriented humanities into practice.
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