Michael Walzer and Yanis Varufakis at the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory (IFDT) “Horizons of Freedom”


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The Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory presents “Horizons of Freedom Zoom Seminar” from October 29th to 30th:

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Michael Walzer, Horizons of Freedom: On Political Action
Thursday, October 29, 16:00 – 18:00
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/93531254887

Michael Walzer’s main recommendation in his book Political action: A practical Guide to Movement Politics to the engaged actors is to focus their attention on concrete issues and arguments and to acknowledge that this approach does not necessarily lead to grand theories of social change. However, his insights still escape the ever-increasing fragmentation of the public sphere generated by the various forms of neoliberal regimes.

Michael Walzer is a political theorist and professor emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey.

For more information, please visit the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory event webpage here.

Portrait by DANAE STRATOU

Yanis Varoufakis, Horizons of Freedom: The Cunning of Freedom in times of a Twin Authoritarianism
Friday, October 30, 12:30 – 13:30
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/96494134935

As capitalism is transforming into a species of technofeudalism, two seemingly mutually opposing authoritarianisms are rising up. Can an authentic freedom survive these circumstances and culminate into a progressive alternative worth fighting for?

Yanis Varoufakis is a member of the Greek Parliament and professor of Economics at the University of Athens.

For more information, please visit the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory event webpage here.

The series Horizons of Freedom has been organized in cooperation with Center for Advanced Studies of Southeast Europe.

For more information on upcoming Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory events, please click here for the fall and winter 2020 events programs PDF.