18th of September in Helsinki, in Kupoli of the New Student House at Mannerheimintie 5B, 7th floor. Food is served at 16:00, the lecture will start at 16:30.
Public discussion is again and again interlocked in confrontations and disputes between opposing ideas that don’t seem to have the possibility of dialogue. People also say that in order to survive in society you can only trust in exaggerations and simplifications. Philosopher Ville Lähde goes through common problems and dead ends concerning public discussion. These same problems are the ones that are preventing us from understanding differences between knowledge and opinion, science and religion or are stopping us from reflecting on the natures of things like democracy, terrorism and freedom of speech. You can’t manage in a complicated world by oversimplifying things. If style displaces content, we will only end up with rhetorics. The world will disappear from our sight.
At the venue you can also buy the similarly named book by Ville Lähde at a discounted price
Our speakers are Finnish and international anti-authoritarian researchers and activists. Events are organized in cooperation with A-ryhmä and AutOp. You may also follow lecture online (both real-time and recording) from youtube-channel of A-ryhmä: https://www.youtube.com/user/AryhmaHelsinki Our program is created by the participants themselves, if you want to join or simply get in contact, write a-ryhma at riseup.net.
Children are welcome to any events of A-ryhmä by default! We have now also a separate room in case children get tired of lecture. Prams can be left in the hallway on the 6th or 1st floor.
Kupoli is inaccessible space. There is one small step at the downstairs front door, and an elevator that runs between from floor 1 to 6. Kupoli is on the 7th floor after a staircase.
There are two searate, rather spacey but not wheelchair-standardized, unisex toilets. There are stairs between Kupoli and WC.