Volksbühne / Roter Salon #5 Animal Spirits

Volksbühne / Roter Salon #5 Animal Spirits


March 10, 2012
Volksbühne / Roter Salon #5 Animal Spirits


Überstürztes Denken #5 // Philosophie der Überstürzung
Impetuous Thought #5 // Philosophy as Impetuosity 


A philosophical series, which seeks to establish a public (and sudden) production of knowledge through the act of speaking.


Curated by the philosopher Marcus Steinweg


“Philosophy can only exist as impetuosity, as the head over heals self-accelerating dynamic of the thinking subject. Instead of entrenching oneself in well-established certainty; instead of basking in the stability of instituted reality, the philosophical subject is a subject of self-acceleration: He opens himself up to the elementary inconsistency of the world in order to experience his own inconstancy, and to the fundamental unrest (the ontological fever) which robs him of his breath.  Philosophy is the breathless and impetuous hastiness of the self towards the inconsistency of all reality.” 


Tuesday 13.03. at 8pm Roter Salon #5 – Animal Spirits // Guest Speaker: Ana Teixeira Pinto


Writing at the dawn of modernity, Kant feared that “appearances” would “crowd in upon the soul”, creating a pandemonium of percepts. The Animal Spirits – the pre-modern version of the unconscious: humours which roamed the body linking pores and passions ­– were at odds with the Enlightenment’s ideals of sovereign reason and moral discipline. Yet in an era such as our own, caught in the quagmire of the body-mind debate, something might be gained by revisiting these brash and slippery fluids… 


Überstürztes Denken #6 / Impetuous Thoughts #6
Guest Speaker: Thomas Hirschhorn
April 10, 8pm – Roter Salon


In cooperation with BQ, Berlin


Volksbühne Am Rosa-Luxemburg Platz
10178 Berlin, Germany
030-240 65 777 // [email protected]
Tickets: 8 Euro / 6 Euro



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