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20. October 2019 | 3pm


What is fear?

Everyone knows the feeling of fear. It is one of the most existential emotions of human beings. While the german term "Furcht" describes a feeling that refers to a concrete danger, the german term "Angst" refers to a general state of mind. Philosophers such as Søren Kierkegaard or Martin Heidegger saw fear (Angst) as the basic feeling of human existence par excellence, which can also determine human actions. It can paralyse us and become a painful experience, but it also warns us and helps us to go through life more attentively. But what exactly is fear? What does it have to do with our attitude towards life? Is it important to eliminate fear from our lives, or do we have to learn to live with it? And does fear have something to do with the awareness that we are all mortal? These and other questions we want to pursue in the Philosophical Café. In doing so, we will seek philosophical rather than psychological answers. In a relaxed atmosphere with coffee and cake, we want to think together about what fear means and how it relates to our existence. The thoughts of great philosophers should help us to better understand the phenomenon of fear. In the Philosophical Café we do not interpret philosophical works, but – inspired by the thoughts of great philosophers – we think together about concepts and questions that accompany us in our lives. Every insight, every experience that someone can and wants to bring in is valuable and important. And whoever only wants to listen, also gets the opportunity to do so...
With this offer a contribution should be made:  

  • to experience the importance of everyday philosophical thought for one's own life;
  • to discover new forms of understanding, clarification and finding meaning;
  • to develop thoughts into your own form of the art of living.

  An event in cooperation with the Deutsche Kinderhospiz Akademie



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