Freedom and Responsibility in the Thought of Robert Musil and His Contemporaries: Critical Views of Art and Culture, Politics, and Ethics in Austria
This colloquium on Robert Musil and his contemporaries centered on the challenges that the ideas of freedom, autonomy, and responsibility faced in the first half of the twentieth century in Austria and Germany, which at the time were struggling in a complex and socially mobile world incompatible with traditional outlooks and with the German—and arguably more collectivist—idea of freedom.
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