SPEAKER ANNOUNCEMENT: AKSEL HAANING
Do we believe in things, because society has taught us or told us to – or does belief come from within?
That is a tricky philosophical question – because even though belief is usually considered a confidence in something greater than ourselves. But what if believing is just as influenced by our subconscious? An inner voice that we as a society have consciously forgotten.
According to Aksel Haaning, we have been neglecting a part of our natural heritage for too long. Something which was celebrated within the field of philosophy long ago – but since forgotten.
In his talk, he will bridge modern society with the philosophers of Antiquity and tells us about the “suppressed memory” in the history of a culture that relates to the inner voice.
What does this voice inside have to tell us and why does it matter? And equally important – can we find it again? And how?
Join us at TEDxCopenhagen on February 7th at Bremen Teater and meet Aksel Haaning, as he guides us back through the “forgotten memories” in the history of philosophy on a journey to find this voice within – and hear why this matters.
Aksel Haaning holds a Ph.D. and is Associate Professor of Philosophy
Photo by Christian Bang, make-up by Stephanie Asi Brix.
"To believe or not to believe"
That used to be the question. Today, believing in something is more complex, constantly changing and evolving. In a society that encourages individual freedom, we are constantly exposed to people who perceive the world around us in a different way. Individual belief is celebrated and although our beliefs may be different we are brought together through the knowledge that belonging is an integral part of personal existence
We are changing and so are the things we believe in and the values we hold. As Western values evolve from the religious to the individual and secular, our beliefs move beyond spirituality. Thanks to innovations in modern technology, a wealth of information is now easy to indulge in. But with an infinite amount of information, truth becomes increasingly relative, causing our beliefs and values to evolve.
What do we actually believe in? Why do we believe? How have our beliefs changed? In the upcoming TEDxCopenhagen event, we want to explore the modern landscape of what we believe in, what you believe in, what they believe in and what it all means to us.
From February 7th. 2019, Bremen Theater, Copenhagen.