11 Jul 2007 · 10.00 pm
Fear, Reverence, Terror. Reading Hobbes Today
Venue: ZfL, Schützenstr. 18, 10117 Berlin, 3. Et., Trajekte-Tagungsraum 308
Organized by Carlo Ginzburg
The name of Thomas Hobbes, the author of Leviathan, has been often evoked after September 11, 2001. Is this reference legitimate? Can Hobbes help us to understand the world in which we live? Can the world in which we live help us to read or re-read Hobbes in a different perspective? The talk will try to answer these questions and to raise some new ones, possibly unexpected.
To decipher the present we have sometimes to turn away from it.
Carlo Ginzburg ist auf Einladung der Direktorin Sigrid Weigel im Juli zu Gast am ZfL.