On January 21, a roundtable discussion on the history and current meaning of critique
took place at Spektrum in Berlin. The event was organized and moderated by Dennis Schep (Friedrich Schlegel Graduiertenschule). Participants were:
Luce deLire (Philosophy and German and Romance Languages and Literatures, Johns Hopkins University)
Hansun Hsiung (Max-Planck Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte)
Jule Govrin (Friedrich Schlegel Graduiertenschule)
Jan-Philipp Kruse (Rechts- und Verfassungstheorie, TU Dresden)
The afternoon began with preliminary provocations from each participant. What follows is an abridged and edited transcript of the subsequent audience discussion only. A full audio recording, including the presenters’ preliminary provocations, can be found here.