Sabine Baier Sun, 23rd January 2022, 5:00 pm "For nothing can come of perfect!" A walk through the alchemical rose garden More than ever before, we are striving for the new – which is supposed to bring wealth, power and a long, healthy life. But what exactly is this new thing and what is its feasibility? The philosopher, psychologist and computer scientist Sabine Baier is convinced that we must not hastily reduce the new to “technological progress”. From the fire philosophy of the alchemists to the Paracelsus studies of Alexandre Koyré to the thoughts of Carl Gustav Jung, she points out diverse historical ideas and the possible correctives they contain and gets to the bottom of the essence of the new with us. Dr. Sabine Baier studied philosophy, psychology and computer science at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, where she also worked on the topic of “networked ethics”. She is an associate member at the Center for the History of Knowledge in Zurich and a freelance philosopher. The event will take place at the DAI Heidelberg and in parallel on the dai HOME Livestream. With ourDigital subscriptions you have unlimited access to the new dai HOME with all livestreams and recordings of past events. Members of the DAI Circle of Friends enjoy the dai HOME free of charge. Please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have not yet received information about the dai HOME.