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MC | Prof. Dr. Rolf Elberfeld (University of Hildesheim) | Decolonial Philosophising


Feb 03, 2023 from 10:00 to 02:00 (Europe/Berlin / UTC100)


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In his most recent book Dekoloniales Philosophieren (2021; English translation forthcoming), Rolf Elberfeld not only argues that philosophy as a discipline has to undergo a process of decolonialisation, but also investigates the consequences of radical decolonialisation for research and teaching. 

In this masterclass, we do not only want to discuss decolonial critique of European cultural studies, but also to think about how to work through histories of intellectual entanglements and to look at the consequences of this process. Lived Responsibility, epistemic decolonialization in Europe, but also the big question of how to tell histories of philosophy and humanities to ourselves in the future will be issues to engage with in the discussion. 

Event organized in collaboration with ETRG Migration and (De)coloniality Studies.


Recommended Reading:

Clearing up the Colonial Ensnarements in History, Rolf Elberfeld, 19.7.2022, Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin (available on StudIP)


// Prof. Dr. Rolf Elberfeld (Universität Hildesheim) is Professor of Philosophy at the University Hildesheim, speaker of the Herder-Kolleg – Centre for transdisciplinary Cultural Research and founder of the DFG Koselleck-Project Histories of Philosophy in a Global Perspective. Elberfeld studied Philosophy, Religious Studies, Japanology and Sinology in Würzburg, Kyoto and Bonn. In his publications he worked on the plurality of languages and the impact of this plurality on philosophical research (Sprache und Sprachen, 2012) and examined the philosophical situation of a globalised world (Philosophieren in einer globalisierten Welt, 2017). His research interests include also phenomenology, intercultural aesthetics, philosophy of embodiment and Japanese as well es Chinese philosophy.


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