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On 23 August 2020, the Jewish Museum Berlin is opening its new core exhibition. Until then the museum will be closed for renovations.

Carlos Fraenkel: Teaching Plato in Palestine

Book Launch

In "Teaching Plato in Palestine: Philosophy in a Divided World" Carlos Fraenkel (Oxford University) invites readers on a tour around the world as he meets with Palestinian students, Hasidic Jews, Iroquois warriors, and others. They turn to philosophy to tackle big questions: Does God exist? What is social justice? How should we deal with the legacy of colonialism?

Past event

Where

W. M. Blumenthal Academy,
Klaus Mangold Auditorium
Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin (Opposite the Museum)

In the discussions, different viewpoints often clash. That’s a good thing, Fraenkel argues, as long as we turn our disagreements into a "culture of debate." A philosophically nuanced debate is a chance to examine the beliefs and values we normally take for granted and offers a middle way between intolerance and multicultural complacency.

The book presentation will be commented by Refqa Abu-Remaileh (EUME Fellow at Forum Transregionale Studien, Berlin).

The event is a cooperation with "Europe in the Middle East - The Middle East in Europe" (EUME), a research program at the Forum Transregionale Studien.

Princeton University Press

Further information can be found on the publisher's website

Publisher's Website

Carlos Fraenkel

Further Information can be found on the author's Website

Website of Carlos Fraenkel

Where, when, what?

  • When 23 June 2015, 7 pm
  • Where W. M. Blumenthal Academy, Klaus Mangold Auditorium

    Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
    (Opposite the Museum)

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