The human condition is defined by contact with boundaries and interfaces with the environment. Those who fail to recognise their limits – or who exceed them – can lose their bearings, their emotional connections and, ultimately, themselves. Limitless growth and endless fun are associated with a loss of identity; they are self-destructive. But just as we need boundaries, we also need borderline experiences. Attack and defence are just one example of opposites that meet on a fault line.
The Academia Engelberg Foundation’s 15th Dialogue on Science in Engelberg will offer a unique platform for a discussion about boundaries, balancing acts, and their effects on the 21st century. Participants will discuss scientific frontiers in history, chemistry, ethics, information technology, engineering, medicine, linguistics, philosophy and economics, as well as social trends and insights in an aging society.
The Swiss Study Foundation is happy to partner up with the Academia Engelberg Foundation once again to enable interested students to participate at the 2016 conference.
Participation fees: Costs for board and lodging will be paid for by the organizers.
Number of Participants: Limited
Language: English and German