Radcliffe Fellow 2016-17, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; Visiting Scholar, CES, Harvard University
November 15, 2017
12:15pm - 1:45pm
Hoffmann Room, Adolphus Busch Hall
One of the great ethical and social-political problems confronting the world today is that of cultural conflict and misunderstanding. The current European refugee crisis and the phenomenon of globalization have made this problem more acute since it has suddenly brought together people from different cultures and traditions. At the heart of these misunderstandings is the fundamental question about what a human being is and what rights a person should be accorded. What is the proper relation of the individual to the family, the tribe, the caste, the state, etc.? What do we as individuals owe to other people from different countries? This project wishes to explore this constellation of issues by means of an analysis of the theory of subjective freedom and inter subjective recognition of the German philosopher G.W.F. Hegel.