Salon at the Komische Oper Berlin
Photo: Jan Windszus Photography
Dr. Moritz Helmstaedter
Prof. Dr. Dirk Baecker
May 09, 2016, 7:30–9 p.m.
Self-fulfilment is the creed of western societies, public-mindedness is only for social romantics. Has one of the key achievements of the Enlightenment – the autonomy of the subject – turned into its negative? Have we forgotten the value of collectivity? Is it even possible to create community within heterogeneous and pluralistic societies? And if so, how? Maybe in small collectives that combine an individualism beyond egotism and a sense of community beyond homogeneity?
GUESTS: Dr. Moritz Helmstaedter (brain researcher, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt am Main) and Prof. Dr. Dirk Baecker (professor of cultural theory, University of Witten/Herdecke)
With singers and musicians of the Komische Oper Berlin
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Die Hochzeit des Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)
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