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Tobias Pulver

Tobias Pulver

Tobias hat Politikwissenschaften studiert, ist stv. Geschäftsleiter der GBS Schweiz und Projektleiter für Raising for Effective Giving.

Zizek on consumption and charity: What?

11. December 2014 von Tobias Pulver

So Zizek is trying to update us on consumption and charity. The probability that this guy has something worthwhile to say, conditional e.g. on what he said and wrote about vegetarians, isn’t exactly high. (Peter Singer and Paola Cavalieri have taught him a lesson in clear-thinking in the Journal of Baudrillard Studies. Yes – in […]

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Responding on a “political” or “individual” level?

11. December 2014 von Tobias Pulver

A political philosopher friend recently asked: What are your 2-3 core reasons for considering it permissible/obligatory to respond to climate change primarily on a political rather than an individual level? Someone answered: (a) It is arrogant hybris to think one has the responsibility to respond to that question solitarily. Hybris because responsibilty implies ability, arrogant […]

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Crucial Questions in the Debate about Humanitarian Intervention in Nature

11. December 2014 von Tobias Pulver

The second part of our interview with Will Kymlicka was focused on animal “foreigners” in the wilderness, sovereignty rights and their pre-conditions, natural harms and predation, small-scale help vs. large-scale “humanitarian intervention”, and the dangers of human control and micro-management. Kymlicka argues that wild animal populations should be considered as sovereign nations. He acknowledges, though, that a […]

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