Vorträge
Tuesday, 17th May 2022, 6.30 pm

Professor Markus Gabriel

Die Moralisierung der Gesellschaft

Replay

Die Moralisierung der Gesellschaft

The moralization of society

Social transactions give rise to rules and norms, from legal systems to states, from aesthetic norms to Swiss politeness. Central to this are moral norms, which are becoming increasingly politically dominant. This has good as well as dark sides. Among the dark sides is a sometimes ludicrous identity politics that is incoherent and drifts into an unenlightened attitude. How, then, do we overcome this in order to rediscover the genuine value of difference?

 

This event is open to the public and admission is free. No pre-registration necessary. No seat reservation possible.
Current rules regarding Covid protection measures will apply at any given point in time.

Professor Markus Gabriel

Philosopher and author

The NZZ calls the Bonn philosopher Markus Gabriel a "genuinely original thinker”. In 2020, he published two new books, "Moral Progress in Dark Times" and "Fictions”. As a representative of a New Realism, Gabriel is working to place philosophy on a fresh foundation. Markus Gabriel studied in Bonn, Heidelberg, Lisbon and New York. At the age of only 29, he was appointed Germany's youngest philosophy professor. Since 2009, he has held the chair of epistemology and philosophy of modern times at the University of Bonn and is director of the International Center for Philosophy.