HAAGSCH COLLEGE: VERSLAAFD AAN ONS EIGEN GELIJK

Philosophy as practical medicine against polarization

Tuesday 26 September 2023 8380

THIS PROGRAM WILL BE IN DUTCH

PHILOSOPHY AS PRACTICAL MEDICIDE AGAINST POLARIZATION (Try Out Show) 
Not a day goes by without the talk shows and opinion pages talking about polarization. Nobody wants it… but what if the other person really has the wrong ideas? City versus countryside, woke and alt-right, wappies versus sheep. How can we, as individuals and society, connect with those who think differently?

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  • €19,50 *
  • Grote Zaal
  • 19:30
  • 20:00
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Philosopher Lammert Kamphuis grew up in a world of us and them, truth and lies, white and black. To his surprise, he sees that society is increasingly resembling the fundamentalist church from which he liberated himself. In Verslaafd aan ons eigen gelijk (Addicted to our own right), Lammert makes it clear why people by nature so easily get stuck in their own right. And above all: how 2500 years of philosophy history can free us from that.

With the help of practical tips and exercises, he shows how we can train our minds to become more flexible. Society as a whole, but also organizations and relations are crying out for this skill. Long live perspective agility!