Sesselfurzerfilosofie, EP1: Corona-Kolumnen. Alternative Fakten, Verschwörungstheorie light und Gobbledegook

Unausgegorene Verschwörungstheorien werden gerade in den Mainstreammedien zu Recht als abstrus und gemeingefährlich heftig kritisiert. Was man aber von prominenten Kolumnisten dieser Medien zuletzt vernommen hat, ist zwar nicht derart absurd, geht aber in eine ebenso bedenkliche Richtung, ist argumentativ ähnlich gestrickt und hat in Teilen dieselbe ideologische Schlagseite, nämlich Wissenschaftsskepsis. Wir schauen hier auf Jakob Augstein (Der Freitag), Nikolaus Blome (Der Spiegel) und Jan … Sesselfurzerfilosofie, EP1: Corona-Kolumnen. Alternative Fakten, Verschwörungstheorie light und Gobbledegook weiterlesen

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What The Fcuk Is Normality (And Its Crisis)?

Within the past weeks it appeared as if normality would be something fixed and valuable. But a quick look at the landscape of contemporary mainstream-thought shows that it is neither. And TINA (There Is No Alternative) has been substituted by TAIP (There Are Immense Possibilities.) By Daniel Plenge In the 28th month of life someone asked “What is this, life?”. Although that someone lives in … What The Fcuk Is Normality (And Its Crisis)? weiterlesen

Recessions don’t kill, COVID-19 does. Conservative Utilitarianism fails

Contrary to conservative argument, during economic downturns in “the West” mortality goes down as well. The cure is not worse than the disease, if death is the measure. But the rest is dependent on politics, which depends on weighing values. The predictable drama occurs in “the South.” By Daniel Plenge For many, the last month may have felt like half a year. It is hard … Recessions don’t kill, COVID-19 does. Conservative Utilitarianism fails weiterlesen

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Homage to Mario A. Bunge (1919-2020): Great Transformations Require Sound Philosophical Foundations

If it is true that the good die almost unnoticed, what about the best? On February 24th 2020, Mario A. Bunge passed away. For vulgar inductivists this is a surprising event, given that Bunge was born on 21st September, 1919. Those who know (some of) his work consider this to be a tremendous loss to intellectual culture in general and philosophy specifically. Most readers, to … Homage to Mario A. Bunge (1919-2020): Great Transformations Require Sound Philosophical Foundations weiterlesen