THE DECLINE OF HISTORICITY AND ITS CONSEQUENCES
ANER BARZILAY IN CONVERSATION WITH IVAN KRASTEV
SONNTAG, 2.10. 2022 / 11h00,
AKADEMIE DER BILDENDEN KÜNSTE WIEN, SITZUNGSSAAL
Ever since Descartes, modern philosophy has been preoccupied with the question of certainty. If before the nineteenth century certainty had been mainly associated with Truth, in the last two decades, History and The Past were relied upon to provide a sense of certainty. Over the past fifty years, however, we have witnessed a significant decline in the role history plays as a stabilizing and orienting force that might provide a sense of certainty. In conversation with IWM Permanent Fellow IVAN KRASTEV, the Israeli philosopher ANER BARZILAY will discuss the far-reaching consequences of this shift from the climate crisis, the crises of liberalism and the nation state, to the relationship between the West and Russia and China, and the war in Ukraine.
/ In English
Aner Barzilay is a philosopher and intellectual historian who is currently a Global Perspectives on Society fellow in NYU Shanghai. After receiving his doctorate from Yale University in 2019, Barzilay has published several articles on Michel Foucault and the philosophy of history, and has been a returning visiting fellow at the IWM. In his current research project, Barzilay aims to articulate the tacit philosophy of history of the current global climate crisis.
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