Uusimmat viitteet

  • Reflections 

    Behar, Ruth; Vikström, Björn; Salmi, Hannu; Illman, Ruth (The Donner Institute, Åbo Akademi, 2011)
    This final section presents a literary excerpt and three personal reflections on the theme of Aboagora, as well as on the experience of taking part in Aboagora. It opens with a story written by Ruth Behar, dealing with her ...
  • Dare to know, dare to tell, dare to play 

    Nowotny, Helga (The Donner Institute, Åbo Akademi, 2011)
    In her concluding statement summarising the discussions and themes presented during the workshops, lectures and concerts of the Aboagora symposium, Helga Nowotny underlines the need for researchers to be courageous and ...
  • The critics of false culture: On the Finnish reception of the Enlightenment 

    Rantala, Heli (The Donner Institute, Åbo Akademi, 2011)
    Heli Rantala’s contribution discusses the heritage of the Enlightenment from the perspective of Finnish nineteenth century cultural discourse. She argues that the Finnish reception of the Enlightenment had a negative tone. ...
  • Friedrich Schlegels early Romantic notion of religion in relation to two presuppositions of the Enlightenment 

    Nivala, Asko (The Donner Institute, Åbo Akademi, 2011)
    German early Romanticism was an intellectual movement that originated in the era between the great French Revolution of 1789 and the beginning of the Napoleonic Wars in 1803. Usually, it is defined in contrast to the ...
  • The search for happiness in the eighteenth century and today 

    Talikka, Hanna (The Donner Institute, Åbo Akademi, 2011)
    The changing world of the eighteenth century and the preceding centuries challenged the traditional view of happiness and good life. Thinkers of the eighteenth century pursued happiness through their texts in various ways. ...
  • Lhitage des Lumies: The Enlightenment as an unfinished and morally demanding project 

    Wolff, Charlotta (The Donner Institute, Åbo Akademi, 2011)
    The French Enlightenment and the Revolution of 1789 have commonly been seen as forerunners of modern Western European democracies and democratic values such as inalienable human rights, freedom from oppression, equality, ...
  • Darkness as a metaphor in the historiography of the Enlightenment 

    Tunturi, Janne (The Donner Institute, Åbo Akademi, 2011)
    This paper concentrates on darkness as a metaphor in eighteenth century historical writing. In contrast to the celebration of light as a symbol of knowledge and progress, the interpretations of the meaning of darkness ...
  • Luxury and the diversity of the Age of Enlightenment 

    Pietilä, Niklas (The Donner Institute, Åbo Akademi, 2011)
    Economic thought of the eighteenth century has often been interpreted as a unitary whole, which set down the foundations of modern economics.In this essay, Pietilä discusses how the economic thinking of the era was fragmentary ...
  • The moving and shifting concept of culture 

    Järviluoma-Mäkelä, Helmi (The Donner Institute, Åbo Akademi, 2011)
    Today, anthropologists, ethnomusicologists, cultural, and gender scholars are interested in culture not only as it is performed, but as it is continuously done, constructed, maintained through acting, musicking, talking, ...
  • The Enlightenment: A century on its way to multiculturalism 

    Luoma, Virpi (The Donner Institute, Åbo Akademi, 2011)
    This essay brings out the cultural encounters which characterise the Enlightenment and the contemporary situation. The Enlightenment was an era when cultural encounters were on the rise, but it was also a time when racist ...
  • Rethinking the Enlightenment, or thinking the Enlightenment for the first time 

    Fabiani, Jean-Louis (The Donner Institute, Åbo Akademi, 2011)
    In his famous comment on Kant’s Was ist Aufklärung?, Foucault considers that the debate ‘for’ or ‘against’ the Enlightenment has no meaning as such, and calls for a new space of inquiry that would take into account our own ...
  • Rethinking the Enlightenment 

    Elkana, Yehuda (The Donner Institute, Åbo Akademi, 2011)
    In this introductory statement, given at the beginning of the Aboagora symposium in Turku in August 2011, Yehuda Elkana highlights the need, in accordance with the title of the conference, to rethink rather than unthink ...
  • Aboagora - Between Arts and Sciences 

    Illman, Ruth (The Donner Institute, Åbo Akademi, 2011)
    The editorial note presents the journal and the current issue. The purpose of this e-journal is to contribute to the plurality of voices in the academic discussion on religion. Approaching Religion aims at offering an ...