The panel will discuss the implications and ramifications of 'deep diversity' and explore the possibilities and preconditions of creating a shared, democratic space of 'resonance' across the various divides. The introductory remarks will be given by the ICAS:MP directors Prof. Sanjay Kumar (CSDS) and Prof. Martin Fuchs (MWK Erfurt), together with Philipp von Ritter, Science Counsellor, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Delhi.
Charles Taylor was Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory at Oxford University and Professor of Political Sciences and Philosophy at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, where he is currently professor emeritus. His teaching and research areas are Philosophy of Social Science, Political Theory, Greek Political Thought, Moral Philosophy, German Idealism and so forth. His noted publications include Hegel and Modern Society; Social Theory as Practice; Philosophy and the Human Sciences; Multiculturalism and The Politics of Recognition; A Secular Age and many more.
Hartmut Rosa is Professor of Sociology and Social Theory at the Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena, Germany, and Director of the Max-Weber-Kolleg, University of Erfurt. He is the author of Resonance: A Sociology of Our Relationship to the World; Alienation and Acceleration: Towards a Critical Theory of Late-Modern Temporality; The Uncontrollability of the World and more.
Rajeev Bhargava was until last year Professor at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi, and continues to be its Honorary Fellow, and Director of the Institute of Indian Thought. His publications include Individualism in Social Science; What is Political Theory and Why Do We Need It?; and The Promise of India’s Secular Democracy.