Tuesday, June 21, 2016

In Defense of the Democratic Rule of Law in Brazil

Jürgen Habermas, Axel Honneth, Charles Taylor, Nancy Fraser, Rainer Forst, Rahel Jaeggi and many others have signed a 

Manifesto in Defense of the Democratic Rule of Law in Brazil

Many of the philosophers signed the manifesto at a conference in Prague on "Philosophy and Social Science", May 18-22, 2016.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Introduction to Habermas in Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

A new article by Max Cherem in "Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy" (IEP) gives a good introduction to the main themes in Jürgen Habermas's works:

"Jürgen Habermas"

Friday, June 10, 2016

UCD Ulysses Metal awarded to Axel Honneth

Professor Axel Honneth received the UCD Ulysses Medal at a special ceremony on June 7, 2016, at the University College Dublin.

The UCD Ulysses Medal is the highest honour that University College Dublin can bestow. It was inaugurated in 2005, as part of the university’s sesquicentennial celebrations, to highlight the ‘creative brilliance’ of UCD alumnus James Joyce. It is awarded to individuals whose work has made an outstanding global contribution.

Honneth gave a lecture on "Social Freedom, Morality, and Markets"

Previous recipients of the Ulysses Medal include: Hilary Putnam, Jürgen Habermas, Bill Clinton, and Seamus Heaney.

On the occasion of the award of the Ulysses Medal to Professor Axel Honneth a conference on "Freedom Today" took place in Dublin. Speakers included: Frederick Neuhouser, Beate Rössler, Regina Kreide, Kevin Olson, Robin Celikates, and Christopher Zurn.