Témoin Considérable (Significant Witness)

Témoin considérable (significant witness) is a term from medieval jurisprudence that referred to a witness whose testimony was more important than that of others. During a trial, for example, the testimony of at least 30 laymen was needed to compete with a bishop’s statement. As part of the workshop Quotes & Appropriation, Tomislav Medak, the témoin considérable of this event, will listen attentively to the proceedings, waiting until the end to respond from his own perspective to Hans Blumenberg’s question: »What was it that we from the outset wanted to know?«