Mikalsen et al. (eds.): Modernity - Unity in Diversity
Essays in Honour of Helge Høibraaten
Editors: Kjartan Koch Mikalsen, Erling Skjei and Audun Øfsti
This collection of essays is a tribute to Helge Høibraaten published on the occasion of his 70th birthday and retirement from his position as professor of philosophy at Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
Theory of modern society and culture has been central in Høibraaten’s research, but his intellectual interests are far-reaching and cover many fields within and beyond philosophy. The 26 essays in this book address some of these manifold and diverse topics. In addition to essays on theory of society, the collection contains essays on political and legal philosophy, metaphysics, ethics, aesthetics, modernist culture, traditions of memory and remembrance, and philosophy of pedagogy.
How Our Universal Moral Grammar Can Cope With the Cultural Loss of the Centre. Some remarks on the further development of evolutionary theory of law and constitution
Adam Smith as a Classic in Sociology
Victor Klemperer and the Language of Totalitarianism
Carl Schmitt and Raoul Salan: Transformations of the Partisan
Politik – Religion – Politische Religion. Eine Aphorismensammlung
What’s Wrong with Democratic Theory?
Kant and Habermas on the Democratic Rule of Law
Kjartan Koch Mikalsen
Are There Any (Absolute) Political Obligations?
Lars Johan Materstvedt
Kant on the Right to Renounce Rights
Bjørn K. Myskja
Freedom of Religion or Belief as a Human Right
Limits of Tolerance between Real and Fictitious Publics
Descriptive Representation for Disadvantaged Groups
Political CSR and the Colonization of the Lifeworld
Siri Granum Carson
State, Society, and Territory: An Auseinandersetzung with Ulrich Beck
On the Advantages and Disadvantages of Transcendental Pragmatics for Life. A historical perspective on the late Frankfurt School (Apel, Habermas, Wellmer)
Against Determinism. A Critique Seeking Support in Transcendental Pragmatics and Analytical Theory of Action
Remarks on Self-Refutation Arguments against Determinism
Reason, Will, and Direction of Fit. Critical Reflections on the Objectivism of Derek Parfit’s On What Matters
Eight Blue Puppies and a Mondrian Cake. Some Perspectiveson Selected Cases of Appropriation Art and Intellectual Property Rights
Hege Charlotte Faber
Becoming “Now”: Sublimity, Faith, and Contemporaneity
The Persistence of the Past in the Present: The Eternal Return and Contemporary Life and Art
Kierkegaard and Nietzsche: Despair and Nihilism Converge
The Imagination of Cultural Modernity: Heidegger and Cassirer in Davos
Ståle R.S. Finke
Memory and Conflict. Reflections on the Abuse of Memory – and on Finding Community through Memory
Henrik Syse and Asbjørn Bjornes
Learning thinking: About the role and purpose of propaedeutics
What Is Wisdom?
ISBN 978-82-7099-840-1, 570 pp., hardcover
Format: 17x24 cm, weight: 1,4 kg kg, year of publication 2016, languages: English (one article in German)