Universität Wien FIND

070312 SE Seminar (PM4) - Tolerance, Intolerance, and Liberalism (2019S)

6.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 7 - Geschichte
Continuous assessment of course work

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: German, English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 04.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 2, Institut für Zeitgeschichte, 1090 Wien, Spitalgasse 2-4, Hof 1
Monday 11.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 2, Institut für Zeitgeschichte, 1090 Wien, Spitalgasse 2-4, Hof 1
Monday 18.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 2, Institut für Zeitgeschichte, 1090 Wien, Spitalgasse 2-4, Hof 1
Monday 01.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 2, Institut für Zeitgeschichte, 1090 Wien, Spitalgasse 2-4, Hof 1
Friday 05.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 2, Institut für Zeitgeschichte, 1090 Wien, Spitalgasse 2-4, Hof 1
Monday 08.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 2, Institut für Zeitgeschichte, 1090 Wien, Spitalgasse 2-4, Hof 1
Monday 29.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 2, Institut für Zeitgeschichte, 1090 Wien, Spitalgasse 2-4, Hof 1
Monday 06.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 2, Institut für Zeitgeschichte, 1090 Wien, Spitalgasse 2-4, Hof 1
Monday 13.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 2, Institut für Zeitgeschichte, 1090 Wien, Spitalgasse 2-4, Hof 1
Monday 20.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 2, Institut für Zeitgeschichte, 1090 Wien, Spitalgasse 2-4, Hof 1
Monday 27.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 2, Institut für Zeitgeschichte, 1090 Wien, Spitalgasse 2-4, Hof 1
Monday 03.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 2, Institut für Zeitgeschichte, 1090 Wien, Spitalgasse 2-4, Hof 1
Monday 17.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 2, Institut für Zeitgeschichte, 1090 Wien, Spitalgasse 2-4, Hof 1
Monday 24.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 2, Institut für Zeitgeschichte, 1090 Wien, Spitalgasse 2-4, Hof 1

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Sir Peter Ustinov-Gastprofessur

Aims, contents and method of the course

The course is based on the premise that prejudices and intolerance can be understood by examining them in the changing historical context of toleration and liberalism.

The course is understood as history of ideas in the broadest sense. It seeks to understand the subject in a theoretically informed way, without being primarily concerned with political theory or philosophy.

Issues, debates and controversies will be explored through an examination of key texts, in concrete historical contexts of modern European history, from the Reformation and Enlightenment to post-Nazi society and current debates about multiculturalism and Brexit.

Student participation is essential.
NB the language of seminars is German and/or English

Relevant issues and questions can also be discussed in the office hours (time and place to be given)

Topics

Toleration and religious conflict
Ideas of toleration in the Enlightenment
Ideas of toleration and female emancipation
Toleration and Empire
Toleration, assimilation and enrichment
Toleration, relativism and liberalism
Toleration after National Socialism
Toleration, British politics and Brexit

Assessment and permitted materials

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

NB. Regular attendance at the lecture (070313 VO) is a precondition of seminar attendance

(10%) Regular attendance and participation in seminars, including prior reading of text under discussion in combination with b) (30%) Short 5 minute seminar introduction c) (60%) Seminarbeit (ca 50,000 characters). Topics can either be selected from a list or agreed after consultation.

Examination topics

Reading list

Introductory Reading (further reading list to be provided)

Wendy Brown, Regulating Aversion: Tolerance in the Age of Identity and Empire, Princeton, 2006. Chapter one http://assets.press.princeton.edu/chapters/s8306.pdf

Andrew Fiala, ‘Toleration’, Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
https://www.iep.utm.edu/tolerati/

Rainer Forst, ‘Toleration’ in Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/toleration/

Herbert Marcuse,. "Repressive Tolerance" in Wolff, Moore, and Marcuse, eds., A Critique of Pure Tolerance (Boston: Beacon Press, 1969. 2009 https://www.marcuse.org/herbert/pubs/60spubs/65repressivetolerance.htm

Oxford University Conference on Liberalisms East and West
https://europaeum.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Liberalism-East-and-West.pdf

Association in the course directory

Schwerpunkte: Neuzeit, Zeitgeschichte, Globalgeschichte, Österreichische Geschichte, Historisch-kulturwiss. Europaforschung

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