What is Philosophy About?

Fundamental philosophical questions between truth and power

By Reinhard Hesse

The human being is existentially dependent on truth. Finding out the truth requires the recognition of ethical rules (of dialogue). Power is rooted in and aims for inequality. There is an inevitable tension and a tendency towards mutual subversion between power and the search for truth. This book shows why a non-argumentative search for truth (for example, in the form of religious belief) is dependent on power, and why the egalitarian postulates of the ethics of dialogue lead to a political economy compatible with them. (Series: Introductions: Philosophy / Einf?hrungen: Philosophie, Vol. 18) [Subject: Philosophy]


Publication Date: 9/25/2016
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643802217