BERLIN PRACTICAL PHILOSOPHY INTERNATIONAL FORUM e.V. is pleased to announce an international conference within American and European Values-Berlin Edition series of conferences 5th International Conference on Santayana: The Life of Reason in the Age of Terrorism Berlin, Germany, July 12-14, 2016 (Preceded by A Student Seminars Day on July 11) We are grateful to Vanderbilt […]
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Chris Skowroński, Opole University, Poland/Berlin Forum, Germany There have always been controversies over the practicality of philosophy even when given authors claimed in their books and lectures that philosophy and ethics are vitally important for the members of the public. Yet not always have they been convincing in their claims. For some audiences, academic philosophers […]
Below is a letter from John Lachs, our “Schirmherrschaft,” to the members of Berlin Forum: John Lachs, Philosophy Department at Vanderbilt University Nashville, February 21, 2016 To Members of the Berlin Practical Philosophy International Forum e.V,: When philosophy moved into the modern knowledge-factory, it lost its way. Instead of offering visions of the […]
“Parents are betting on their children, and their children after them, and theirs… If you don’t believe in the future, unreservedly and dreamily… I don’t see how you can have children.” Michael Chabon “One thing that makes us unique as a species is that for the last five or ten thousand years we have been […]
MEDDLING John Lachs Vanderbilt University The great pleasures of life—try sex, food and money—are as nothing compared with the delight of running other people’s lives. Making others think and feel and do what we want affords a rush of satisfaction. People measure their significance by their power over others.
Do you want to experience philosophy in the streets of Berlin? This city is full of the streets, buildings, monuments, cemeteries, squares, others that are somehow associated with philosophy and philosophers. We would like to explore this, so we start with the project of free “Berlin Streets Philosophical Guide”. You will be able to download […]