It is said that Kant was no
friend of discontinuities, leaps and ruptures. Never the less his text
Anthropology from a Pragmatic Point of View states the necessity of a
moral “explosion” that should take place globally in human
beings. Since this process of a moral “revolution” only can
take place through a personal decision by each singularity itself, its
performance has the form of a caesura: One has to jump, to leave behind
ones own immorality! A performative leap, Kant literarily calls the moral
“re-birth” of humanity.
The academic presentation of this lecture will be disrupted, regularly, with readings by Susanne Granzer on The Notebook (Agota Kristof) and Video-Interventions from Avital Ronell on “Childhood”.
Part III: (About 20 Minutes)