Philosophers in search of happiness – The 3 best-known virtue ethics at a glance

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ETHICS EXPLAINED – PART 4

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THINGS TO KNOW How do we find the path to happiness? Should we follow our desire? Or should we rather seek “stoic tranquillity”? The philosophers of antiquity answered these questions in many different ways. Their answers can be found in the so-called “virtue ethics”.

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8 minutes Philosophy of Religion: Is there a God?

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ETHICS EXPLAINED – PART 3

Philosophy of religion: Can the existence of God be proven?
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THINGS TO KNOW In the course of human history, numerous religions have developed in the most diverse forms. They all share a belief in something supernatural. But what is it exactly, this transcendent being, and can its existence be proven?

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The search for absolute truth – 4 epistemologies in brief

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ETHICS EXPLAINED – PART 1

THINGS TO KNOW Look at the picture on the right. What do you see? Black and white stripes, distorted and lying crookedly on top of each other?  Well, at least that’s what your brain makes you believe. In reality, the stripes are parallel to each other. No matter whether you already know this optical illusion or not, it poses an existential question: If our brain can deceive us like this, what is still true?

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The double contact process – The production of sulphuric acid explained in 6 minutes

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THINGS TO KNOW Today, sulphuric acid is considered one of the most important chemicals of all. Due to its properties, the substance is used in numerous branches of industry. It can be produced on a large scale from sulphur by the double contact process.

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Holocaust 80 years on – The Legacy of the National Socialists

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THINGS TO KNOW The Holocaust, a genocide of the Jews by the Nazis during the Second World War has shaped German history like hardly any other historical event. But most of us are not aware of the resulting responsibility of the German people.

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Jews in Wittenberg 2020: History of judeophobia

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The ‘Judensau’ (Jewish sow) in Wittenberg
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THINGS TO KNOW Judeophobia in Wittenberg 2020: The dispute about the ‘Judensau‘ at the city church divides the inhabitants of Lutherstadt Wittenberg. To better understand the creation of the relief it is important to learn more about the history of anti-semitism. Only few people know how long the hostility against Jews has really been anchored in people.

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Wittenberg in the course of industrialisation – the SKW Piesteritz between the 19th century and now

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THINGS TO KNOW A garrison town became a nationally influential industrial location – Wittenberg’s transformation into an industrial town began late, but was then unstoppable. Its development during the industrialisation period was particularly evident in Wittenberg’s district Piesteritz escepially with the ‘SKW Stickstoffwerke Piesteritz GmbH’.

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