There are surprising similarities between Immanuel Kant’s account of the structure of mental life expressed by our use of “I” in the moral imperative “I ought to,” and the structure of mental life Sigmund Freud called “ego” and “superego” (“Ich”, “Überich”). Béatrice Longuenesse suggests that attending to the similarities and tensions between Kant’s and Freud’s views might contribute to a better understanding of the relations between first person (“I’m going to do this”) and third person (“this is happening to me”) descriptions of our thoughts and actions.
The 2013 Henry A. Kissinger Prize will be awarded posthumously to Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist (* 6/10/1922; † 3/8/2013), founder of the Munich Security Conference, in recognition of his lifetime devotion to fostering critical dialogue on vital security issues and strengthening the transatlantic relationship. »
On the evening of May 16, 2013, at the Hans Arnhold Center, the American Academy announced the establishment of the Inga Maren Otto Berlin Prize in Music Composition during a composer talk and a dinner honoring Inga Maren Otto, with friends and trustees. Following the announcement, the Academy's current fellow in music composition, Gene Coleman, discussed his work with the artistic director of MaerzMusik, Matthias Osterwold. »
From Bosnia in 1993 to Syria in 2013, the issue of humanitarian intervention has been at the center of international politics, in particular the right to intervene in sovereign states. As a member of the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty, foreign policy expert Michael G. »
An innovative manipulator of synthetic materials into forms and images, English-born artist Tony Cragg, director of the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, is best known for his sculpture series "Early Forms and Rational Beings" and, prior, for his experimental use of materials, among them found items and raw matter. »
The invasion and occupation of Iraq in 2003 and the political system it institutionalized added new layers to an already complex and crowded history of violence with multiple villains and multitudes of victims. »