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.
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.
What is the difference between a cyborg and a human being? What does it mean to be a subject? Could the body serve as a criterion? An essay on the blurry lines between post-, trans- and other humans.
On which methods should philosophers rely? How can we fight inequality and injustice? And what is the role of the nation-state? An interview about political philosophy with Oxford professor David Miller.
In december 2018, we had the opportunity to briefly interview Slavoj Žižek. The result is an interesting summary of his stance on truth, ideology and cultural relativism.
What is it to be a good philosopher? How can we make society better? And is there such a thing as moral progress? In the following interview preeminent philosopher Sally Haslanger addresses all of these (and many more!) questions.