19:00h Susan Neiman
Justice or Revenge? Aeschylus for the 21st Century
with Lorraine Daston, Berlin; Wendy Doniger, Chicago; Konstanty Gebert, Warsaw; Carey Harrison, New York; Stephen Holmes, New York; Daniel Kehlmann, Berlin; Glenn Most, Florence; Susan Neiman, Potsdam; David Shulman, Jerusalem
Aeschylus’ The Eumenides, the final play in the Oresteia trilogy, has been described as the foundation stone of Western metropolitan civilization. It confronts the question: what does a community do with violent, shattering crimes? Can cool and rational legality tame vengeful passions? Is revenge ever reasonable? What kinds of crimes force us to reconsider our legal systems? These and other questions will be explored by writers, historians, classicists, philosophers, and other members of the Einstein Forum’s board of advisors.
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Friday, July 2
19:10h Daniel Kehlmann
20:00h Carey Harrison
From the Shield of Achilles to the Hill of Mars
14:00h Glenn Most
Just How Just is Aeschylus’ Justice?
15:00h Stephen Holmes
Justice, Identity, Revenge
16:00h Lorraine Daston
Unnatural Crimes and Artificial Justice
17:00h Wendy Doniger
Cutting the Red Cord of Vengeance
The Oresteia and the Mahabharata
18:15h Konstanty Gebert
Can Furies Retire? Do Furies Die?
19:15h Susan Neiman
Crime, Memory, and Justice
20:15h David Shulman