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Political Emotions as a Moral Theoretical Challenge

Prof. Dr. Markus Vogt FS Hilpert/MThZ/4/2017


In the arenas of political communication, digitally enhanced emotions have gained a momentum never heard of before. This challenges ethics to methodologically focus more strongly on the conditions of emotions being cultivated than discourses on their reasons. This entails a chance for Christian ethics to build profile: Grounded in the interpretation of Christendom as a therapeutic religion, overcoming diffuse anxieties is understood as a theological-ethical task of forming competence for democracy. This is of relevance especially in view to immunization against totalitarian self-aggrandizement of politics as well as populism…read more

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