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11: The European Ethos and the Sacred

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Even in secular and enlightened Europe, traces of the sacred are to be found everywhere. Is this simply anachronism or is it in fact a buried truth, which has been suppressed in contemporary Europe? Indeed, if the sacred has been indelible, we could ask whether it can contribute to human liberty in a humane society, a fundamental aspect of the European project. But what is the relationship between the sacred and living a good life? Given the background of the European Enlightenment, is it essential to build morality on a foundation which is free from ideological preconceptions? Or is the opposite necessary – making it impossible to seek the moral good without a conception of the divine?

Professor, Department of Systematic Theology, University of Vienna
Professor, Institute for Christian Philosophy, University of Innsbruck

DDr. Kurt APPEL

Professor, Department of Systematic Theology, University of Vienna

Ph.D in Philosophy, University of Vienna Ph.D in Theology, Faculty of Catholic Theology, University of Vienna Habilitation in Theology, Faculty of Catholic Theology, University of Vienna Guest Professor, Facoltà teologica dell´Italia Settentrionale, Milan Spokesperson, Interdisciplinary Research-Platform, "Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society", University of Vienna
2000
2002
2005
since 2010
since 2010

Dr. Claudia PAGANINI

Professor, Institute for Christian Philosophy, University of Innsbruck

Christian Philosophy and Catholic Theology, University of Innsbruck; University of Vienna MA, Catholic Theology Several professional Activities in Social fields, Student Representative, Section Culture, Christian-Islamic Dialogue Speaker, Faculty of Theology's Representatives, Austrian Students' Association MA, Christian Philosophy Doctorate, Christian Philosophy News service, Press Agency of the Province of Tyrol Free Journalist and Author of Non-Fiction Books on Special Issues Temporary Replacement, Institute for Christian Philosophy, University of Innsbruck Erika-Cremer-Scholarship Holder, University of Innsbruck
1997
2001
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2006-2007
2007-2009
2010-2011
2011-2015

Seminar Week

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17.08.2016

15:00 - 15:30 Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2016 Plenary
15:30 - 16:00 Opening Speeches Plenary
16:00 - 16:30 A Midsummer Night’s Dream – a Teaser Culture
17:00 - 18:30 Presentation of the Seminars Plenary
18:30 - 20:00 Bread and Wine Social

18.08.-23.08.2016

Teach For Austria Summer School: Changemaker Lab – Sapere aude! Seminar
Seminar 06: The European Union and Its Eastern Neighbours Seminar
Seminar 05: Scientific Excellence and Social Responsibility – How do they go together? Seminar
Seminar 04: World Water Resources and Human Well-Being at Risk – Trends, Data and Governance Seminar
Seminar 02: Common Challenges to the European and African Union – Climate, Demography, Migration Seminar
Seminar 08: Biological or Synthetic Evolution? Seminar
Seminar 07: (Economic-)Policy for Progress – The Return of the “Magic Polygon” Seminar
Seminar 01: Beyond Maps Seminar
Seminar 03: Religion and Power Seminar
Theatre Workshop with Students of the Royal Academy for Dramatic Art (RADA), London Seminar
Seminar 14: Art as Enlightenment in Post-Enlightenment Times? Seminar
Seminar 10: Utility of Force in the 21st Century Seminar
Seminar 13: Gender Issues in Complex Societies Seminar
Seminar 15: Smart Factory: Social Effects – Prospects for Employment – Impacts on Work and Organisation Seminar
Seminar 09: Rule of Law in China and Europe Seminar
Seminar 12: Towards a Sustainable Global Carbon Loop Seminar
Seminar 11: The European Ethos and the Sacred Seminar
Seminar 16: Understanding Big Data Seminar

24.08.2016

07:00 - 13:00 Alpbach Open Space Breakout