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.
A lot of the measures against the Coronavirus have found little or no disapproval by the majority of the population, and many protests against the measures are regarded with suspicion. Yet, should we not be critical of the authoritarian aspects of the measures and of the understanding of politics they exhibit? An essay.
Basic civil rights have been taken away from us by the government in order to fight the virus. Is it our duty to protect these rights and go demonstrating? A philosophical inquiry.
How can we justify the current lockdown from a philosophical perspective? Is it justifiable at all? And does Corona pose a problem to our understanding of social justice? An inquiry into the ethics of health care.
Corona has become the inevitable focal point of all debates. No matter whether this is getting on our nerves or not, we cannot escape the questions the pandemic implies. This is why we have to debate them, and why we launch a new column.
A short story about tears and Hannah Arendt's discussion of pain in public and private space.
Sometimes, also philosophers need to face the facts. (As a matter of fact, they must never dismiss them.) But at this point in time, knowing the facts becomes crucial. This is why we have compiled a detailed report of the Corona-Outbreak in China here, spanning from December until March 13.
Is there such a thing as moral progress? Where does it come from? How do we determine what it is? Read how we discuss these questions (and many more) with philosopher Philipp Kitcher.