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The essay explores the ethical relationships between people, with a focus on vulnerability and dependence. Jørgen Meyer uses Judith Butler's "Precarious Life – The Powers of Mourning and Justice" as a framework to discuss how address, discourse, and grief are key concepts in this discussion. Recognizing vulnerability and dependence as integral components of ethical relationships can have significant implications for our understanding thereof.
The philosophy of orientation, as Werner Stegmaier has developed it over several decades, instead observes and reflects how different philosophies orient themselves from different standpoints, in different perspectives, and within different horizons.
The confrontation of opposing worldviews often leads to conflict, but what happens when even the basic assumptions are disputed? Digital phenomena like "shitstorms" show how shared reality becomes a battlefield of irreconcilability. Alex Byrne shares his personal experiences with "social media outrage" and "virtue signalling".
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