By Justine Kolata - 4. 10. 2016

“The Beautiful is not different from the Good: The Beautiful is the Good that shows itself to us pleasingly veiled. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

By Justine Kolata - 28. 08. 2016

What is the history of salon culture? How did the salon contribute to the formation of a European public sphere? In what ways did salons create new forms of community through culture and ideas? What lessons can be learned for communication, discursive action and human interaction today? These are questions we must consider in envisioning new forms of participatory democracy in the 21 st century.

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“The Beautiful is not different from the Good: The Beautiful is the Good that shows itself to us pleasingly veiled. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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