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PHILOSOPHY TEA 

This spring Professor Peter Wallensteen and Lecturer Daniel Ogden will continue their popular Philosophy Tea talks. 

Tuesday February 2nd – Martha Nussbaum, The Monarchy of Fear

In our first Philosophy Tea we discuss a recent work by celebrated American philosopher, Martha C. Nussbaum (b. 1947). Her book The Monarchy of Fear from 2018 is not only an engaging reaction to the Trump presidency but also a way of synthesizing many of her insights into the role of emotions in society. Thus the book discusses the origins and impact of fear and blame on anger, disgust and envy. These are emotions that politicians can appeal to, with disastrous results, not the least for those discriminated against and marginalized in the US. They form the basis for continued racism, anti-gay sentiments, sexism and misogyny. Despite the power of these negative emotions, Nussbaum still sees a chance for hope and love.

 

» Tuesday March 9th – Fredrika Bremer, Invitation to a Peace Alliance

Our second Philosophy Tea focuses on Fredrika Bremer’s An Invitation to a Peace Alliance, in which she calls for a worldwide peace organization of women. Issued in the midst of the Crimean War (1853-1856), it was considerably ahead of its time and met with a hostile reception. However it can be seen as anticipating the creation of the more successful International Conference of Women in Washington D. C. in 1888 and helping to pave the way for such prominent Swedish women peace activists as Elin Wägner, Alva Myrdal and Maj-Britt Theorin. In addition to the Invitation itself, we discuss how Bremer’s experiences in the United States (1849-1851), recounted in Hemmen i den nya världen; and England, in England om hösten 1851, as well as her reform activities in Sweden helped form the ideas and the practical proposals she puts forward in the Invitation.


» Tuesday April 13th – John Maynard Keynes, The Economic Consequences of the Peace

Our third and final Philosophy Tea discusses John Maynard Keynes’ important work of political economy, The Economic Consequences of the Peace. Critical of the harsh reparation payments imposed on Germany after World War I by the Treaty of Versailles (1919), Keynes argues that these will lead to increased suffering by the German people and to economic and political instability. He instead proposes financial assistance to rebuild Germany and war-ravaged Europe, much like the Marshall Plan would do after WW II. Throughout his long and distinguished career Keynes challenged conventional economic thinking, including leaving the gold standard and advocating state intervention to end the Great Depression in the 1930’s. Keynes’ unique ability to sense how the world economy was changing and to develop new economic policies to deal with it speaks to us today as we gradually emerge from the Corona pandemic that has radically altered our world.




Daniel Ogden is a researcher and teacher of utopian ideas, for many years at Uppsala University and now at Mälardalen University. 

Peter Wallensteen was the first holder of the Dag Hammarskjöld Chair in Peace and Conflict Research (1985-2012) and is now Senior Professor at Uppsala University.

Each Philosophy Tea lasts one hour. The sessions are run in English. 

Tea and scones will be served. All welcome. 

The discussions will be recorded and available as pod casts.

With the support of Uppsala University.
In collaboration with Folkuniversitetet and with support by Folkuniversitetsföreningen.
In collaboration with The English Bookshop Uppsala.

Producer: Paul Kessel


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Listen to the podcast with Peter Wallensteen and Daniel Ogden on Bertha von Suttner at Regina Theatre 8th feb 2017 here:



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