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November 2021


In this six-part lecture series,  Mesut Bayraktar and Prof. Dr. Matthias C. Kettemann invite researchers from different disciplines to reflect on how science creates knowledge, what knowledge creates, and how it can be used to create meaning, provide orientation and guide action. They want to discuss what knowledge underlies our actions and what knowledge prompts us to take certain actions.
The following questions will be explored in the series: When can we speak of knowledge? How does science create knowledge from truths or truths from knowledge? Is non-knowledge also a form of knowledge? Is knowledge different from opinion? Is there false and true knowledge? When is knowledge a truth? Can knowledge be unjust? Should we make special demands on action and orientation knowledge?
The event series is organised by the Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut and the Department of Legal Theory and Future of Law at the University of Innsbruck.
Here you can download the entire programme as a PDF.


Registration in advance is necessary for participation in the lecture series. Please use this form. to register. The access data will be sent to you by e-mail before the event begins.


21 September 2021, 12-1 p.m. CEST

Wahrheit, Wissen und Wissenschaften [Truth, Knowledge and Sciences]
PD Dr. Frieder Vogelmann, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main
Recommended reading: Mit Unwahrheit kämpfen. Zur Aktualität von Vernunftkritik [Struggling with Untruth. On the Topicality of the Critique of Reason]. In: WestEnd 16.2 (2019), pp. 25-46.
To listen to: Weder verleugnen noch verherrlichen [Neither Deny nor Glorify]. Inaugural lecture, 26 May 2021.

5 October 2021, 12-1 p.m. CEST

Epistemische Ungerechtigkeiten [Epistemic Injustices]
Prof. Dr. Christina Schües, University of Lübeck
Recommended reading: Phenomenology and the Political - Injustice and Prejudices. In: Sara Cohen Shabot, Christinia Landry (ed.): Rethinking Feminist Phenomenology: Theoretical and Applied Perspectives, London/New York: Rowman & Littlefield 2018, p. 103 - 120.
Alt.: Epistemische Verletzlichkeit und gemachte Unwissenheit [Epistemic Vulnerability and "Made Ignorance"].

19 October 2021, 12-1 p.m. CEST

Wissen und Wahrheit als Praxis [Knowledge and Truth as Practice]
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Kleeberg, University of Erfurt
Recommended reading: Post Post-Truth: Epistemologies of Disintegration and the Praxeology of Truth, 2019. Stan Rzeczy, (2(17), pp 25-52.

2 November 2021, 12-1 p.m. CEST

Rechtliches Wissen [Legal Knowledge]
Prof. Dr. Alexander Somek, University of Vienna
Recommended reading: Rechtliches Wissen [Legal Knowledge], Frankfurt/Main: Suhrkamp, 2006.

16 November 2021, 12-1 CEST

Kommunikation von Nichtwissen und unsicherem Wissen [Communication of Non-Knowledge and Uncertain Knowledge]
Dr. Lisa Rhein, Darmstadt University of Technology
Recommended reading: Thematisierung von Nichtwissen und Unsicherheiten in wissenschaftlichen Diskussionen [Thematisation of Non-Knowledge and Uncertainty in Scientific Discussions] (2018).

30 November 2021, 12-1 p.m. CEST

Falschnachrichten und Richtignachrichten [Fake News and Real News]
Prof. Dr. Axel GelfertTU Berlin
Recommended reading: “Fake News: A Definition”, Informal Logic, Vol. 38, No.1, 2018, pp 84–117

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