Kyoto in Davos

E-Mail Adresse für Einreichungen: kyotoindavos@protonmail.ch
Deadline: 15.03.2020
Call-Bezeichnung: Call for Papers
Ort: Hildesheim
Datum: 10.09.2020
Uhrzeit: 16:00 Uhr
Ende: 13.09.2021 13:00
Veranstaltende Institution: Philosophie, Uni Hildesheim

The international conference, “Kyoto in Davos,” to be held in Hildesheim, Germany, returns to the well-known 1929 Davos disputation between Ernst Cassirer (1874-1945) and Martin Heidegger (1889-1976) that focused on the central question of Kantian philosophy “Was ist der Mensch?” and considers what directions the debate might have taken had Nishida Kitar? (1870-1945) – or any of the other members of the Kyoto School or thinker from Japan – been present.


With this question, Kant outlined the field of philosophy in its “cosmopolitan importance.” And while Kant’s cosmopolitanism was progressive and an expression of the best of the Enlightenment, such a cosmopolitanism cannot but appear to us today as Eurocentric. It has become essential to critically reflect on the cultural bias of our understanding of the human. Max Scheler, in his 1928 book, The Human Place in the Cosmos, explicitly begins from the point of view of a “well-educated European” and thus from a clearly stated cultural bias.


Returning to the Davos disputation, we ask to what degree the debate between Cassirer and Heidegger was dominated by a Eurocentric bias and how the philosophical account of the human would have unfolded had a culturally other voice been part of the debate.


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