Saturday, January 02, 2010

Habermas lecture on human dignity and human rights

On November 16, 2009, Jürgen Habermas spoke at the UNESCO conference "Philosophy in the Dialogue of Cultures" in Moscow.

Habernas's lecture is now available online:

"The Internal Relationship Between Human Dignity and Human Rights" (Video)
[40 minutes]

According to the conference programme, Habermas should have talked about "Religion, Law and Politics – On Political Justice in a Multicultural World Society" but this was changed and instead he gave a lecture on human dignity and human rights - the same lecture as he gave at Stony Brook University on September 30, 2009. Unfortunalety, the Russian conference website still uses the originally planned lecture title for its link to video of Habermas's lecture.

See also the discussion between Habermas and professor Abdusalam Guseynov and professor Nelly Motroshilova
here (in German) [42 minutes].

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