Advance Notice: Zürcher Philosophie Festival
From the 18th to 20th of January, the Zurich Philosophy Festival will take place for the first time at KOSMOS. The topic of the first edition is “Me, Me, Me”. “Whether it’s a ego-shooter, a self-employed person or a self-discovery course: the ego always takes center stage, yet we do not even know where to find it – so it’s about time to start philosophizing on the ego.”
On the 19th of January there will be an event dealing with the question of the effect of gender on the ego.
Trägt das Ich Bart oder Lippenstift? Wie das Geschlecht das Selbst bestimmt – 19th of January 18:00-19:30
It says: You can be emasculated, but you can not be “efeminined”. Simone de Beauvoir says: You are not born as a woman, you become one. Caveman says: Men are hunters and women are collectors. Who is right? The philosopher Catherine Newmark and feminism expert Dominique Kuenzle are collecting arguments and hunting for the answer to this question.
is a lecturer at the Philosophical Seminar of the University of Zurich and a secondary school teacher in Wil. His specialties are epistemology, existentialism and feminist philosophy.
PhD philosopher Catherine Newmark is editor-in-chief of special editions at the Philosophie Magazin and a regular guest at the “Sternstunde Philosophie” on SRF. Her latest book is titled “A lot to learn, you still have” and is about Star Wars and philosophy.
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