The topic of 'borders' is acute in recent times because large groups of refugees from the political, social and economic conflict areas of our world are trying to overcome the seas, walls and fences to get to wealthy and democratic countries. But in almost all areas of life and society boundaries play a central role.
PART A - SOCRATIC DIALOGUES
2nd to 4th of August 2019
In Socratic Dialogues of 8 to 10 participants we try to discuss the topic of borders, boundaries and limits from various viewpoints.
Previous philosophical knowledge is not required, since the discussions develop from concrete experiences of the participants.
PART B - LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS
As a frame for discussion we have selected three subject areas.
PHILOSOPHY- DIALOGUE - EDUCATION
POLITICS - SOCIETY - CIVILIZATION
MAN - EXISTENCE - CULTURE
We want to discuss these subject areas in lectures and workshops that are as open as possible, offer ways of interactive participation and address the controversial positions in a clear and constructive manner.
PART C - 7th INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM
The International Colloquium 'Dialogical Practice and Dialogical Philosophising' takes place once a year, every time in a different European country. It brings philosophical and dialogical practitioners together to engage in an exchange about their approaches and methods.
Interested participants, who are active in this field, can already contact us to enquire about the conditions of participation.
CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION
There are no restrictions to participation in Parts A and B of the
conference. If you seized the opportunity for a 'conversation among
friends', as Socrates did in the market place of Athens or as Plato did
in his Academy, we as the planning team of the conference would be very
pleased. You sign up for each part of the conference independently.
Approx. 10% early bird discount on registration by 15 March 2019.
Enrolment form also contains references to participation fees and to discounts for those on low incomes. Deadline: 31 May 2019.