ZiF Research Group

'Felix Culpa'?

Guilt as Culturally Productive Force

October 2018 - July 2019

Convenors: Matthias Buschmeier (Bielefeld, GER), Katharina von Kellenbach (St. Mary's City, USA)

In order to move our proposed hypothesis of guilt as a productive force forward, the group will convene on a regular basis to exchange different disciplinary approaches. The meetings will take place on Thursdays at ZiF to work from 14.30h until 18.00h.

Each jour fixe includes an organizational unit (max. one hour) to plan programming, conferences, publications, invitations of external guest speakers, public presentations, etc. Each jour fixe addresses a different topic to be filled by fellows' interests, questions, and needs. A jour fixe can be devoted to presentations of current work in progress, to discussion of assigned readings, cross-disciplinary exchange of background materials, etc.

If you are interested in participating please email our research group coordinator Dr. Saskia Fischer

11 October 2018
Jour Fixe 1 Round Table
Planning the Jour fixe for the year, organizational matters

Discussion of Karl Jaspers 'The Question of German Guilt'
18 October 2018
Jour Fixe 2 Corner Room
The Question of Guilt Cultures: Ruth Benedict and beyond
25 October 2018
Jour Fixe 3 Corner Room
Guilt and Sense of Guilt in Psychology, Psychoanalysis and Social psychology

Lecture by Angela Moré
1 November 2018
Public Holiday: Allerheiligen
No jour fixe meeting
8 November 2018
Jour Fixe 4 Corner Room
Evaluation of the opening conference: What have we learned about productive guilt? How do we define productive guilt?
15 November 2018
Jour Fixe 5 Corner Room
Discussion (conference, publications)
22 November 2018
Jour Fixe 6 Round Table
Augustine: On the Free Choice of the Will
Lecture by Matthias Buschmeier
29 November 2018
Jour Fixe 7 Corner Room
Guilt in South India
Lecture by Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi
6 December 2018
Jour Fixe 8 Corner Room
James Laidlaw – The Subject of Virtue
Lecture by Victor Igreja
13 December 2018
Jour Fixe 9 Corner Room
Guilt and Law
Lecture by Klaus Günther
20 December 2018
Christmas Break
No jour fixe meeting