Perspectives of Peace
Philosophical Perspectives of Peace: Turkey, Germany, Europe
The Workshop is an event of applied philosophy. It seeks to develop philosophical reflections on peace, based on concrete contemporary cases. The topic we propose is broad and we want to leave a wide field of possibilities for thinking. With the title »Turkey, Germany and Europe«, participants can investigate one or two themes, or even all three of them. The aim of this investigation is to highlight the complex relations involved in this triangle. The interrogations could be for example the following ones: What are the contemporary understandings that Turkey has of itself? What is the role of Europe in such an understanding? What are the tension points in this understanding? On the other side, how can Germany understand itself now, since a big part of its population is originally from Turkey? What can a national identity mean, in Germany or Turkey, at the European epoch? What can Europe mean for both Germany and Turkey? What could it mean for Europe as well as for Turkey to get closer? These kind of concrete questions could bring an analysis dealing with political matters and topics in the national and international field, such as the nature of identities, cultures, religions, social and class issues, nationalism, ideologies, cosmopolitanism, capitalism, democracy and justice.