On the edge?

  • Tipping Points beyond the metaphor
  • Geist Heidelberg, Lecture

A tipping point changes everything! What is called a tipping point in terms of democracy, economy, culture or environment could be more than a metaphor of radical, unpredictable change.

When do cultures, governments or the mood in the media change? Are there tipping points in nature that can be proven evolutionarily? Does the talk of tipping points remain more of a rhetorical device or does it refer to concrete constellations?


Prof. Claus Leggewie, cultural and political scientist, University of Essen
Prof. Axel Meyer, Evolutionary Biologist, University of Constance
Prof. Maren Urner, media psychologist and journalist, HMKW Cologne

Chair: Melanie Mühl, journalist in the FAZ Feuilleton and author of Mitfühlen (2018)

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