Alicja Gescinska [BE]

Socrates and the Benefits and Burdens of Doubt

Socrates and the Benefits and Burdens of Doubt
Socrates and the Benefits and Burdens of Doubt

19.11.2016

Born in communist Poland, fled to the west, was offered shelter at the Klein Kasteeltje in Brussels and now works at the University of Ghent. That’s Alicja Gescinska’s history in a nutshell. Her books De verovering van de vrijheid (‘The conquest of freedom’) (2011) and Een soort van liefde (‘A kind of love’) (2015) made a deep impression. In this lecture, she focuses on the negative perception of doubt. She argues for a reassessment of hesitation in these polarised times, for less forcefulness and for more Socratic doubt in public and political debate.

During the RE:MAKE-talks at 7 PM, experts find inspiration in the performance that follows.

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Socrates is the first in a series of philosophic monologues by Stefaan Van Brabandt. Each monologue is written as if the philosopher himself were speaking. Socrates is an ironic, poignant, tragicomic piece that sets you thinking.

VIDEO: Alicja Gescinksa

Socrates and the Benefits and Burdens of Doubt

VIDEO: Alicja Gescinksa
VIDEO: Alicja Gescinksa

Video

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In this lecture, she focuses on the negative perception of doubt. She argues for a reassessment of hesitation in these polarised times, for less forcefulness and for more Socratic doubt in public and political debate.