World Prizes in Philosophy Series: The Holberg Prize

  The Norwegian Parliament, Holberg Prize Committee, Holberg Board, Twitter: @holbergprisen We will be inaugurating this month at Integrating Horizons a new Series in #Prizes in Philosophy, covering major international prizes awarded in philosophy and other fields in the humanities. The purpose is to place further spotlight on the organizations that contribute to interdisciplinary and intercultural issues. The first prize in the series we will be putting the spotlight is the Holberg Prize — a USD 790 000 (EUR 610 000) granted on an annual basis for outstanding contributions in the arts, humanities, social sciences,… Read More

Professor Jürgen Habermas: Interview on Modernity, Communicative Reason and the Holbergprisens

The Holberg Prize Laureate 2005, Professor Jürgen Habermas In this rare interview, Professor Jürgen Habermas speaks about the philosophical role of religious traditions in secular modernity and the prestigious awarding of the 2005 Holbergprisens (The Holberg Prize). In the interview, Professor Habermas argues that modern society depends on not only the perpetuation of new technologies but also on the critique and the subjective reinterpretation of its built-in religious and moral traditions that give secular society its meaningful political and social orientations. “Society is not only depending on technologies and their knowledge which… Read More

Dr. Jürgen Habermas on “Ritual, Nationalism, and Religious Arguments in the Public Sphere”

Dr. Jürgen Habermas on “Ritual, Nationalism, and Religious Arguments in the Public Sphere” The Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, Georgetown University At the Berkley center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs in 2011, Dr. Jürgen Habermas presented a philosophical paper titled “On Myth and Ritual”. In the question period that followed, Professor Habermas spoke about the importance of distinguishing between the use of religious arguments in the secular public sphere and when those religious arguments are used by the institutions that form and represent the foundation of secularized political sovereignty…. Read More

Dr. Jürgen Habermas on Democracy, Solidarity and the European Crisis

Dr. Jürgen Habermas on Democracy, Solidarity and the European Crisis26th April 2013, University of Leuven At the University of Leuven in 2013, Professor Jürgen Habermas presented a philosophical paper titled “Democracy, Solidarity and the European Crisis” on the economic and political crises facing the European Monetary Union. Professor Habermas argued that the “uncontrolled systemic contingencies” of an “unrestrained” market capitalism have “transformed” into conflicts between national members of the European Union. Given the “structural imbalances between national economies”, efforts to simply give out loans to indebted European Union countries and simply expect each of… Read More

Jürgen Habermas on Secular Foundations of Political Legitimation

Jürgen Habermas on Secular Foundations of Political Legitimation Berkley Centre for Religion, Peace & World Affairs At the 2011 Berkley Centre for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, Professor Habermas presented a philosophical paper titled “Myth and Ritual”. In the question period that followed, Professor Habermas’ highlighted what he believed was really at the issue in interpreting the very foundations itself of contemporary political legitimation in terms that were secular. While seeing himself as a defender of the “Enlightenment heritage” of the West, Professor Habermas argued that the issue ultimately relies on a… Read More