Plato in Palestine: can philosophers resolve crises?

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Plato in Palestine: can philosophers resolve crises?


A leading Palestinian politician once said that only philosophy could save the Middle East. And he wasn’t being ironic. He was convinced that the deadlocked conflicts, hate and mutual distrust could only be resolved by a new way of thinking that identifies and ultimately overcomes the parties’ own stereotypes. The German-Brazilian philosopher Carlos Fraenkel tried that. He journeyed to conflict regions with Plato and other classics in his luggage and organised philosophical debates. With Arab students, Brazilian barrio dwellers, young Muslims, Hasidic Jews in New York. He wanted to learn more about the benefits of philosophy in a strife-torn world. The great traveller and non-fiction author Wolfgang Büscher (“Frühling in Jerusalem”) discusses with Fraenkel the question: Can philosophy help to resolve the world’s conflicts?

  • Sunday 11 June

    Sunday
    11. June 2017
    16:30

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Contributors

Carlos Fraenkel

Carlos Fraenkel, born 1971, grew up in Brazil and Germany. He studied…

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Wolfgang Büscher

Wolfgang Büscher, born 1951, writes for the Welt newspaper group. He …

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Books

Frühling in Jerusalem

Frühling in Jerusalem

Wolfgang Büscher
978-3-87134-784-9

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Mit Platon in Palästina: Vom Nutzen der Philosophie in einer zerrissenen Welt

Mit Platon in Palästina: Vom Nutzen der Philosophie in einer zerrissenen Welt

Carlos Fraenkel
978-3-446-25067-3

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