To what end are we constantly theorizing? What should good theory look like, and why? These questions lie at the heart of philosophical reflection. A possible answer is sought in this second part of an essay series - of which the first part can be found in the 6th print issue of Funzel.
Zum Auftakt der Kolumne: Weltfrieden. Was dachte der gute Kant dazu?
Joseph Howard Carens is a Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Toronto and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. His main research has been in the areas of immigration, multiculturalism, and market equality. He has also founded the course “Approaches to Political Theory” at the University of Toronto and remains drawn to methodological questions and challenges within the discipline of political theory.
Mathematics is unwordly, unnatural and unbounded and thus it is pointless that humans continue to pursue Mathematics. Change the author's mind!
What is Thomas Hobbes known for? If one asked a generally educated audience, probably two ideas would come up: the notion of a social contract and the picture of the Leviathan – the omnipotent sovereign. But the impact Thomas Hobbes had on later debates can by no means be reduced to these two ideas.
How does modern society threaten human freedom? How do we think about freedom and subjecthood? A philosophical review.
Sarah Richmond is Associate Professor in the Philosophy Department at University College London. One of her main research interests is the philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre.
The time of actual health restrictions imposed on private and public life seems to be over. Even though it might be rational to still stick to them, we don't really care anymore. Why is this? The attempt of an explanation.
Throughout the history of philosophy fathoming the nature of beauty has been a concern. The corona lockdown challenges our current perception of the ideal body. Is it possible that we will develop a new understanding of beauty, that „Corona Aesthetics“ will evolve?
Perhaps Covid-19 made our generation see its first collective "historical moment". What does this mean? How does this historical dimension feel like? A personal approximation.