Taming big tempers – the civilized dispute

German spoken

Disputes and disagreements are not only fundamental aspects of philosophy, they are also a key tenet of scientific research and democratic constitutions. But what happens if disputes turn into fights, disagreements morph into brawls and arguments only involve the same phrases being repeated again and again? Then it is high time – in the name of democracy and the greater good – to ensure that we disagree and manage our conflicts in a civilized manner. Philosopher Marie-Luisa Frick shows what a culture of debate should look like in her book “Zivilisiert streiten. Zur Ethik der politischen Gegnerschaft” [“Civilized Disputes: On the Ethics of Political Opposition”]. Media scholar Bernhard Pörksen knows, on the other hand, how difficult it is to maintain such a culture of debate in these times of incendiary media. In “The Great Outrage”, he explores ways to intelligently handle information.

Host: Svenja Flaßpöhler

  • Saturday 9 June

    Saturday
    09. June 2018
    18:00

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Contributors

Bernhard Pörksen

Professor Bernhard Pörksen was born in 1969, studied German …

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Marie-Luisa Frick

Marie-Luisa Frick was born in Lienz in 1983 and studied philosophy…

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Svenja Flaßpöhler

Dr. Svenja Flaßpöhler is editor in chief of “Philosophie Magazin”. She w…

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Books

Die große Gereiztheit

Die große Gereiztheit

Bernhard Pörksen

978-3-446-25844-0

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Zivilisiert streiten. Zur Ethik der politischen Gegnerschaft

Zivilisiert streiten. Zur Ethik der politischen Gegnerschaft

Marie-Luisa Frick

978-3-15-019454-6

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