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The Barcelona Debate

Progress and Modernity

Lecture by Peter Wagner


Peter Wagner, ICREA Research Professor in Social Sciences at the University of Barcelona, and author of Modernity: Understanding the Present (Polity, 2012).

Presented by: Daniel Gamper, lecturer in Philosophy at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

Lecture of the series "Wield the Word", in which will also participate Axel Honneth, Saskia Sassen, Fina Birulés, Albert Lladó, Manel Ollé, Isabella Gresser, Bo Stråth, Luc Boltanski, Montserrat Guibernau and Seyla Benhabib.

Presenters: Daniel Gamper

Participants: Peter Wagner

This activity is part of Wield the Word, The Barcelona Debate

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