Growing Up – What is the Scandal? A Cavellian Approach
In his presentation, Wolfram Eilenberger will try to work with the rather simple idea that a grown up human being, philosophically speaking, acknowledges that other human beings exist. This idea, he believes, is also at the core of Stanley Cavell´s thought. Its practical implications for our lives and our culture might therefore prove to be extremely far reaching.
Wolfram Eilenberger is a writer, journalist, and philosopher. He received his MA in philosophy and literature from the University of Heidelberg and his PhD in philosophy from the University of Zurich. While completing his PhD, he began a career in journalism in Berlin, and since then his articles, essays, reviews and columns have appeared frequently in numerous national and international publications, including Die Zeit, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Der Tagesspiegel, Cicero, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, and Internationale Politik. He is also a regular contributor for German Public Radio (Deutschlandradio Kultur). From 2000 to 2002 he was philosophical columnist for Die Zeit, from 2003 to 2004 head of the foreign policy section of the German monthly magazine Cicero. Since 2011 he has been the editor-in-chief of Philosophie Magazin. Among his book publications are a bestselling humorous novel on life in the Finnish woods, Finnen von Sinnen: Von einem, der auszog, eine finnische Frau zu heiraten (2010); a book on philosophy and child education, Kleine Menschen, große Fragen: 20 philosophische Geschichten für die Erwachsenen von morgen — und heute (2009); and a collection of essays on philosophy and soccer, Lob des Tores: 40 Flanken in Fußballphilosophie (2006).