Liberal ideas and orders have lost much of their former appeal. Where promises of freedom turn out to be empty, disappointment seems inevitable. Which systemic injustices and historical legacies are inscribed in the liberal order? To what extent are the current challenges from within and without rooted in liberalism itself and its history, which cannot be separated from colonialism? And what lessons do we learn from this tofay?
In a conversation with journalist Christoph David Piorkowski, philosopher Stefan Gosepath answers questions about self-contradictions, legacies and unfulfilled promises of liberalism.
Stefan Gosepath is Professor of Practical philosophy at Freie Universität Berlin and co-director of the collegiate research group ‘Justitia Amplificata’. He is principal investigator at the Cluster of Excellence SCRIPTS as well as at further interdisciplinary research projects in Berlin. Gosepath’s area of expertise is the link between moral philosophy and political theory. His research focuses on the role of equality and justice in political contexts and the tension between democracy and moral rights. He is a full member of the Academy of Sciences and Literature | Mainz.
Christoph D. Piorkowski is a journalist and author. He writes on society, political current affairs, philosophy and the humanities. His political feature articles appear in the Tagesspiegel, as well as in Deutschlandfunk, taz, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Philosophie-Magazin, Das Parlament, Blätter für deutsche und internationale Politik, and at the Einstein and Max Weber Foundations, among others. In 2021 and 2022 he was nominated for the Georg von Holtzbrinck Prize for Science Journalism. 2022 Visiting Journalist at the Cluster of Excellence Contestations of the Liberal Script (SCRIPTS). He is also a lecturer in political philosophy with a focus on migration ethics.
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