[27 July] Philosophy Cafe: Petra Brown, ‘Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Carl Schmitt and the “state of exception”‘

July Philosophy Café
Petra Brown (Deakin) presents ‘Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Carl Schmitt and the “state of exception”’
Wednesday 25 July from 7-9pm at The Barking Dog hotel

A look at two individuals: a lawyer who chose National Socialism and a theologian who chose conspiracy. What could a German pastor and conspirator against Hitler have in common with a Nazi jurist? What can they teach us about moral choices in extraordinary circumstances and the dangers of ‘exceptions’?

Petra Brown is a PhD candidate at Deakin University. Her thesis topic is Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German pastor and theologian who joined the resistance and became a double-agent for the Abwehr. Unlike Kevin Rudd, she finds Bonhoeffer’s choice for conspiracy a little troubling, and has spent the last three and a half years working out why this might be so. She is due to submit her thesis in September.

Philosophy Café is held from 7-9pm on the last Wednesday of each month, February to November, in the ‘Kennel’ at The Barking Dog hotel, 126 Pakington st, Geelong West.

Entry is free and includes a glass of wine and nibbles.

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