Martin Hagglund: Douglass Dialogues | History

Monday, April 26, 2021 at 6:00pm

Virtual Event

The Douglass Dialogues, is inviting Martin Hagglund, a professor at Yale and leading figure of Existentialism, to talk with our club about his book This Life on April 26th, from 6-7 pm EST. Here's a little description of his book:

“This Life offers a profoundly inspiring basis for transforming our lives, demonstrating that our commitment to freedom and democracy should lead us beyond both religion and capitalism. Philosopher Martin Hägglund argues that we need to cultivate not a religious faith in eternity but a secular faith devoted to our finite life together. He shows that all spiritual questions of freedom are inseparable from economic and material conditions: what matters is how we treat one another in this life and what we do with our time.

Engaging with great philosophers from Aristotle to Hegel and Marx, literary writers from Dante to Proust and Knausgaard, political economists from Mill to Keynes and Hayek, and religious thinkers from Augustine to Kierkegaard and Martin Luther King, Jr., Hägglund points the way to an emancipated life.”

Martin wanted to keep the questions for the dialogue between students and faculty who have read the book and him, although everyone is encouraged to come to the event and spectate the dialogue. If there are other political science graduate students you are familiar with, please let them know of the event!

Here is a link to RSVP for the Zoom link and indicate whether not you have read the book and would like to ask a question: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd3xZa-gnVki_mYBqvBOY2qTLKPQ6ToMdjSXXobIVhHC8uWow/viewform?usp=sf_link

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