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.