Welfare matters. Sometimes caring for the welfare of others may give us reasons to criticize our own people or our government. As well as the opposite. This balance between egoism and altruism in our everyday life can become a difficult ethical dilemma that blurs the boundaries between the well-being of others and our own well-being.… Continue reading What is an altruistic act?
Some situations require from us not merely to choose a course of action between two binary poles: whether right or wrong, good or bad according to a certain set of rules. Without going against one’s own set of principles and values, in a wide range of situations while dealing with difficult issues or simply in… Continue reading What does it mean to be tactful?
Without effort no results seem to be achievable in individual as well as in social life. If, for example, a goal has not been achieved, then it is often said that the necessary effort was lacking. In counselling sessions, learners are often advised to try harder. This appeal (“Try harder!”) usually leaves them quite helpless.… Continue reading What does it mean to make an effort?
Leonard Nelson – Power and impotence of reason. The history of the impact of the philosopher Leonard Nelson Conception and Organization: Barbara Neißer Script and direction: Kai Böck Narrator: Bernt Hahn More clearly than ever before, we are becoming aware that we can neither secure a meaningful life nor the future of mankind without sound… Continue reading What do I think when I look at the Victory Column?
«The limits of my language are the limits of my world» Ludwig Wittgenstein I like to think of the interplanetary idea that, with Fragensteller, I can contribute to the diffusion of concepts, theories and practices that would otherwise be restricted to a reduced linguistic space and would take more time to spread throughout the planet.… Continue reading How big is our language island?