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In view of the steadily worsening climate crisis, modern democracy seems to have little capacity to act. There is talk of citizens and politicians being politically overwhelmed. According to Jan Slaby, one important reason for this could be our affective and emotional inability to actually grasp the scope of the crisis.

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Jan Slaby is a professor of philosophy of mind and emotions at Freie Universität Berlin, where he also leads a research project in the Collaborative Research Center "Affective Societies." In an interview with Cilja Harders, he explores the question of whether established mechanisms of democracy are sufficient to deal with central problems of the future.

In cooperation with the Collaborative Research Center "Affective Societies", funded by the DFG - German Research Foundation.

(Program in German)
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