Exhibition: "The Vienna Circle – Exact Thinking in Demented Times"

Learn more about one of the most influential groups in 20th-century philosophy! From 10 January through 20 February at the HU main building. Don’t miss: keynotes and opening ceremony.

You are cordially invited to visit the exhibition “The Vienna Circle – Exact Thinking in Demented Times”. Developed at Universität Wien, it will be on display at Humboldt-Universität’s Lichthof Ost (main building) from 10 January through 20 February.

For nearly half a century, Vienna was a centre for philosophy, shaped significantly by the Vienna Circle. Its members were aiming to use the means of modern logics to give a more scientific foundation to their discipline, and apply it to the fundamental problems of the natural and social sciences.

On 10 January, 4:15pm, room 2249a (HU main building), there will be a short programme to introduce the exhibition. The president of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Prof. Dr. Julia von Blumenthal, CENTRAL network ambassador Andreas Meitzner, the dean of Humboldt's Philosophische Fakultät Prof. Dr. Geert Keil as well as the Österreichisches Kulturforum will welcome you for the opening.

There will be two short keynotes introducing the topic: Karl Sigmund will present "Moritz Schlick - a Berliner as center of the Vienna Circle", Friedrich Stadtler's talk is on "CLOSING CIRCLES: Vienna - Prague - Warsaw - Berlin". Guiding you through the afternoon will be the President's Representative for International and European Affairs at Humboldt-Universität, Dr. Yoan Vilain, LL.M..

The exhibition will open at the Lichthof at 5:30pm.

On the following day, 11 January, 10am to 6pm, you are invited to join the symposium "Wiener Kreis, einst und heute" (in German). Please register in advance if you would like to attend.