Online Dies Natalis 28 January 2022: Interwoven life, a different view on our existence
26 January 2021
All life on earth is inextricably linked, according to philosopher Andreas Weber. We humans are only a small part of this greater whole. This perspective casts a new light on our thinking, acting and feeling. It also makes us look differently at the relationship between nature, culture and politics. What is meaningful living in a just and caring society from an interwoven world view? How do we take into account other forms of existence, future generations?
During our 33rd Dies Natalis on Friday 28 January 2022, we will explore perspectives and methodologies that address moral questions related to our climate crisis. We will talk to biologist and philosopher Andreas Weber who developed an Enlivenment perspective as an alternative to Enlightenment thinking.
Enlivenment keynote by Andreas Weber
Culture as Aliveness. Creating ecological reciprocity
‘Living beings make up one interrelated, embodied whole, and humans comprise only a fractional portion of this whole’, according to biosemiotician Dr Andreas Weber. In his contribution, Weber will share some of the central tenets of his Enlivenment perspective. He unfolds a worldview based on the fundamental interdependence and interconnectedness of forms of existence on this planet. This will be followed by a joint discussion to explore what this Enlivenment perspective means for the theories and practices of just and caring coexistence researched and taught at the University of Humanistic Studies.
During our 33rd Dies Natalis on Friday 28 January 2022, we will explore perspectives and methodologies that address moral questions related to our climate crisis. We will talk to biologist and philosopher Andreas Weber.