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UTCP Lecture "The Return of Rage"

16:00-18:00, September 18 (Fri), 2009
Seminar Room, 2F, Building 101, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo

Speaker: Prof. Mario Wenning (University of Macau)

Language: English; Admission Free; No Registration Required

In recent discussions one can witness an increasing focus on the connection between ethics and “positive” emotions such as empathy, love, and sympathy. In contrast, “negative” emotions - and in particular rage- have been seen as harmful. Consequently these emotions received only marginal attention. This is rather unfortunate, given that rage is one of the most forceful psychopolitical driving forces in personal and political struggles on the national and international stage. The paper pursues the question, if it is possible to construct a viable paradigm that draws on the psychopolitical category of rage and related concepts such as honor and satisfaction. The guiding hypothesis is that a politics of caring for the worst-off without vengeful contours is empty, while rage without deliberation is blind.


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