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Interview with Thomas Wallgren

Interview with Thomas Wallgren and Cristiano Gianolla

Thomas Wallgren is Senior lecturer of philosoph , Director of the von Wright and Wittgenstein Archives at the University of Helsinki, Former chair of NIGD, secretary of “VK” (Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam – also a part of WSF IC). He is interested in the dialectics of enlightenment.
Along the interview Thomas Wallgren explores the trajectory of European modernity which is aware of its past and starts to recognise its localised universalism in a wider range of epistemological perspectives. Wallgren explores the potential of Indian political richness in envisaging alternative concepts and forms of political aggregation and participation. He highlight the anthropological relevance of being citizen by discussing the innovative space of participation – as well as the contradictions – of European parties and movements like Syriza, Podemos and the Five Starts Movement. Wallgren accept the unprecedented challenges as well as potentiality for Europe in opening up to world experiences.