Philosophy Festival

Sat 01/04/2023 - 13:00
Daytime Show
Hoger Instituut voor Wijsbegeerte
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Ticket prices

  • € 20,00
  • € 5 (students)
  • € 5 UiTPAS reduction rate

This year's Philosophy Festival is all about value and vulnerability. 'Everything of value is vulnerable,' or so the Dutch poet Lucebert once wrote. What is closest to our hearts is often exceptionally vulnerable. It confronts us with our own helplessness. We make efforts to protect it from external threats. 

Yet how can we prevent our compassion from becoming a stranglehold into which the voice of the precious drowns? Moreover, what do we do when what is precious to us begins to express itself against the values we ourselves defend? Sometimes it seems that only blind trust will allow us to fully appreciate the precious. 

With Brian Earp, Olivia Laing, Claudia Galgau and Ann Dooms.

  • 13.00 h
    Brian Earp 
    location: 30CC/Schouwburg
  • 15.00 h
    Lecture: Ann Dooms
    Those who can imagine anything, can create the impossible
    location: Aula C, Hoger Instituut voor Wijsbegeerte
  • 16.30 h
    Conversation: Olivia Laing and Claudia Gâlgău
    The power and precarity of our bodies
    location: Kardinaal Mercierzaal, Hoger Instituut voor Wijsbegeerte