“Is technological civilization decadent?” New Budapest lecture on Jan Patočka

We live tethered to machines that seem to realize ancient human fantasies, like Lucian of Samosata's moon-flight. Does this make it harder to live a human life? In other words, is technological civilization decadent? Tomorrow in Budapest, a new Danube Institute lecture on Jan Patočka's Heretical Essays.

Nemesius of Emesa at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest

It's rarely noted that Platonists & Manichaeans shared a theory of the afterlife - reincarnation - that once seemed unnervingly close to Christianity. Why did early Christianity reject the idea of (human-to-inhuman) reincarnation? I'll be talking about one aspect of this today at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, 17.30 hours, Faculty of Humanities, Múzeum körút 4/B, room 217.