Hike & Think

  • Philosophy in walking - Man between nature and culture
  • Max von Sponeck & Carsten Dolbert
  • In dialogue, Social Activity

The Philosophy Walks of the DAI Library combine significant philosophical topics with an extended walk in nature. In doing so, the embedding of the topic in our natural environment as well as our living world is always addressed.

The pandemic of the last few years has shown with painful clarity that mankind, regardless of any technical development and the seemingly accompanying mastery of nature, is still essentially biologically constituted. As a living being, man is the preliminary result of a long evolution, which also covers the area of culture and thus the whole circle of the second nature of man as a cultural being, passed on from generation to generation. Even a philosophical reflection on man cannot ignore his evolutionary history, which is why recent reflections on human evolution will also be discussed during the walk.

Dr. Max von Sponeck holds a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Heidelberg. He is a lecturer at the Philosophical Seminar as well as at the PH and a lecturer in ethics at the SRH. His scientific specialty is the contemporary philosophy of mind.

Carsten Dolbert has a degree in geosciences. He works as a project coordinator, trained as a systemic consultant and therapist, and has been active for many years as a volunteer in international disaster relief.

Registration: Ingrid Stolz, ies@dai-heidelberg.de
Contribution towards expenses: 12 € per person
Duration: approx. 3 hours
Language: German