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?

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Where

W. M. Blumenthal Academy, Hall

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.

Where

W. M. Blumenthal Academy, Hall

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

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  • When

    23 June 2015, 7 pm

  • Where
    W. M. Blumenthal Academy, Hall

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