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Troublemakers: A Philosophy of Puer Robustus

Dieter Thomä, Institute for Advanced Study; Jan-Werner Mueller, Politics

April 23, 2019 · 6:00 pm7:30 pm EDT · Labyrinth Books

Labyrinth Books

In his important new book, Dieter Thomä examines the crucial but often overlooked function of figures on the margins of society, developing a philosophy of troublemakers from the 17th century to the present day. He is joined for a discussion of these troublemakers from Hobbes to Trump by political theorist Jan-Werner Mueller.

Dieter Thomä is Professor of Philosophy at the University of St. Gallen. He is currently a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study. Thomä is the author of many acclaimed books in German on social and political philosophy and phenomenology. Troublemakers is the first to be translated into English. Jan-Werner Mueller is Professor Politics at Princeton and the author of the What is Populism?, of A Dangerous Mind: Carl Schmitt in Post-War European Thought, of Constitutional Patriotism, and of Contesting Democracy: Political Ideals in Twentieth Century Europe.

This event is co-sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Study

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