Peter Engelmann im Gespräch mit Alain Badiou

Passagen Gespräche Peter Engelmann im Gespräch mit Alain Badiou


In light of the current crisis scenarios, Paris philosopher Alain Badiou explains why he still holds onto the idea of communism, despite the negative historical experiences. In a dialogue with Peter Engelmann, he will discuss the possibility of a classless and stateless society, the term democracy, and capitalism as a pathological system. What the discussants share is a common critique of the dictatorship of the financial markets. But their views on the possibilities of alternative social organization are highly divergent. Alain Badiou is considered one of the most significant and highly debated thinkers of our time. Peter Engelmann was sentenced to two years in prison in the former GDR in 1972 for political reasons. In 1987 he founded the publishing company Passagen Verlag. The moderator for the evening will be René Aguigah, head of the “Culture and Society” division at Deutschlandradio Kultur.

Eine gemeinsame Veranstaltung von HAU Hebbel am Ufer und dem Passagen Verlag. In Zusammenarbeit mit der Französischen Botschaft in Berlin und dem Institut français.


With: Alain Badiou / Consecutive translation:: Isolde Schmitt / Moderation:: René Aguigah


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    Tue 17.12.2013, 20:00 / HAU1


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