DEVOID OF WONDER, WE REMAIN DEAF TO THE SUBLIME
In collaboration with Intesa Sanpaolo
Joseph Weiler, University Professor at NYU Law School and Senior Fellow at the Center for European studies at Harvard. Introduced by Bernhard Scholz, President of the Meeting for Friendship Amongst Peoples Foundation.
The title of this year’s Meeting, “Devoid of wonder, we remain deaf to the sublime”, is a quote by the Jewish philosopher Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907 Warsaw 1907- New York 1972) who invites us to look at reality with an amazement that opens up the way for the research of the sublime, of the meaning of things, of the meaning of living. As we speak we want to encourage the very many people who are “devoid of wonder” right now, to follow up this invitation and let them be guided by Professor Joseph Weiler, who has already graciously joined the Meeting several times, sharing his thoughts about justice and freedom as well as his interpretations of the Bible and his insights on Hebraism.