Valedictory Lecture Josef Früchtl | Aula of the University of Amsterdam
|Date||10 September 2021|
The lecture is about the connection between philosophy, popular culture and politics. The trinity matters. For the generation born after the Second World War this is evident on the level of subjective and cultural experience, but also on the level of philosophical thought itself. Hence, the relation between these three spheres is a relation of coexistence, conflict and cooperation. Theodor W. Adorno offers a surprising and fitting example for this. The question: "how is it possible to change things?" requires an answer from practical politics, cultural creativity and philosophical ontology. There is no final relationship between these spheres, and thus there is no ending in figuring out what makes "another world", or another university, possible.