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    Blog 09/20 – Carlos A. Gebauer

      FAS, MOS, IUS and LEX – An introduction not only to legal theory In everyday life we often hear sentences like: «He acted lawfully» or «He violated the law». And the statement «One has to abide by law and…

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    Blog 08/20 – Ina Schmidt

      The new normal. But: What is normal? These are turbulent times in which we are living. Much of what seemed to be taken for granted has been shaken, needs to be reviewed and realigned. Thus, as is so often…

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    Blog 07/20 – Michael Bursik

    The mathematics of trust Corona – how quickly the meaning of a word can change. Until the beginning of 2020 it was associated with an exotic Mexican beer, today the name stands for a worldwide pandemic. With Covid-19 a virus…

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    Blog 06/20 – Ulrich Schnabel

    Direction Terra Incognita - Why we must learn to live with uncertainty There is hardly anything we are currently longing for more than the end of the corona restrictions and the return to «good old» normality. But if there is…

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    Blog 05/20 – Sibylle Maeder

    Two «viruses» – Thoughts and feelings in times of uncertainty Since the middle of March many things have changed here in Europe and around the world. Only slowly are we returning to the «new normality». We have been hearing and…

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    Blog 04/20 – Christoph von Oldershausen

    An Acceptance Seminar The ability of materials to return to their original shape after deformation is described in materials science as elasticity, flexibility or resilience. In relation to humans and their «malleability», the understanding of resilience goes a little further.…

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    Blog 02/20 – Ina Schmidt

      Is it all a question of education? Why education can change our world.   Education is a basic building block for a successful life. In all the debates about necessary knowledge and the future of both institutionalized and ideally…

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    Blog 01/2020 – Michael Bursik

    Shortly after the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos has ended, Michael Bursik is addressing the «dilemma» surrounding the climate debate. In doing so, he brings a refreshing new perspective to the discussion, which may offer a way out of the populist dichotomy of «black and white thinking». Enjoy reading.

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    Blog 12/2019 – Christoph von Oldershausen

    Like every year, many of us are facing the big question: What good intentions do I have to start the new year with? A few kilos less on the ribs, doing sports regularly, more time just for me... Many of the resolutions we hear from ourselves, our friends and acquaintances sound like this or something similar. In our December blog post, Christoph von Oldershausen examines the question of how we can best implement the resolutions. With this in mind, good luck with the implementation and merry Christmas!

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    Blog 11/2019 – Carlos A. Gebauer

    There is no doubt that the progress of digitalization will change the way we live together from the ground. In his current blog post, Carlos A. Gebauer explores the limitations of this transformation in daily life.

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    Blog 10/2019 – Ina Schmidt

    How do I know what I know? This ancient philosophical question is so basic yet complex that entire generations of great philosophers devoted lifelong study to this important subject. However, understanding knowledge and the fundamental difference between knowledge and belief is necessary even today because it influences the way we see the world. In this blog post, Ina Schmidt brings this old philosophical question into today's knowledge society and raises some important questions.

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    Blog 09/2019 – Ulrich Schnabel

    Anyone looking for reasons to despair only has to take a look at the world situation: Populist parties are on the rise everywhere, global trade conflicts are looming and also the ecological state of the Earth is becoming increasingly threatening. In his latest contribution, Ulrich Schnabel gives some ideas of how not to lose confidence even when faced with so many negative news.

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