August 8, 2013

Richard Sennett: Brutal Simplifiers (March 2011 Lecture)

"Beware the terrible simplifiers." - Historian Jacob Burckhardt (May 25, 1818-August 8, 1897).

Richard Sennett (born 1 January 1943) is the Centennial Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics and University Professor of the Humanities at New York University. Sennett has studied social ties in cities, and the effects of urban living on individuals in the modern world.

 He has been a Fellow of The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and of the Royal Society of Literature. He is the founding director of the New York Institute for the Humanities. In 2006 Sennett was the winner of the Hegel Prize awarded by the German city of Stuttgart, and in 2008 was awarded the Gerda Henkel Prize, worth 100,000 Euros, by the Gerda Henkel Foundation of Düsseldorf, Germany.
Video Title: Richard Sennett: Brutal Simplifiers. Source: Haus der Kulturen der Welt. Date Published: March 30, 2011. Description:
Richard Sennett's lecture "Brutal Simplifiers" at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, 28.03.2011
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