Published Article

Kathrin Witter's article appears in the Frankfurter Rundschau

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“On Enlightenment – mallet or tenderness”

Ms. Witter’s article investigates recent calls for a new enlightenment such as Omri Boem’s and Susan Neiman’s and asks what enlightenment philosophy implies and what it had to learn during the last two centuries. It suggests that a much needed renewed enlightenment cannot be content with the Kantian approach, but must also consult post-Kantian critique from Hegel to Marx and the Frankfurt School.

Kathrin Witter - German Department Graduate Student