HOPE ON MONDAY ° lectures about HOPE by diskurs 04

In a series of lectures scientists from different fields of studies dealt with HOPE in the summer-semester 2004 at Justus-Liebig-University, Giessen.

HOPE ON MONDAY laid the foundations for a differentiated view on HOPE. The audience was invited to participate in the discourse through material introduced on our homepage and moderated discussions.

Available information in english:

April, 26th ° Prof. Dr. Ina Merkel ° Cultural Studies ° Phillips University, Marburg ° "The Principal of Hope? Reading Ernst Bloch from today's perspective"

May, 10th ° Prof. Dr. Markus Wriedt ° Theology ° Frankfurt a.M./ Milwaukee ° "Hope - theologic thought on a devoid idiom in everyday language"

May, 24th ° Dr. Daniela Bailer-Jones ° Philosophy of science ° Rheinische Friedrichs-Wilhelm University, Bonn ° "Hoping for understanding: Rationality and emotion"

June, 21st ° Prof. Dr. Sighard Neckel ° Sociology ° Justus Liebig University, Giessen ° "The tragedy of success"

July, 5th ° Dr. Thomas E. Schmidt ° feature pages of the German weekly newspaper "Die Zeit" ° Hamburg ° "Can we hope for art? Thoughts after the end of utopia"

July, 12th ° Prof. Dr. Claus Leggewie ° Political Studies ° Justus Liebig University, Giessen ° "Globalisation as hope?"

July, 19th ° Dr. Jens Roselt ° Theatre Studies ° Freie Universität, Berlin ° "Working the non-perfect"