“War is delightful to those who have had no experience of it”, wrote Erasmus of Rotterdam in the first antiwar tract of early modern times. The conditions under which a war might be deemed “just” are as hotly debated as whether a pacifistic position can be justified in the face of an offensive war.
At present, pacifism appears to be a difficult stance to take. While a majority consider it irresponsible, others insist that it is the key to a peaceful world.
In a wide-ranging discussion, Barbara Bleisch (“Pazifismus – Ideengeschichte Theorie und Praxis”) and Thomas Kater (“Der verweigerte Friede”) explore the status of these fundamental questions of war and peace, while engaging in a dialogue with canonical antiwar texts by Bertha von Suttner and Bertrand Russell, Simone Weil and Hans Jonas – in the form of excerpts read by Katja Riemann.

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  • Date:

    11. June 2022

  • Pre Pre sale price (fees excluded) 18 € | 14 € erm. (zzgl. Gebühren)

    Eve Evening fund price 23 € | 19 € erm.

  • COMEDIA Theater
    Roter Saal

    Vondelstraße 4-8
    50677 Köln

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    • Induction loop Available
    • Wheelchair-accessible Available
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