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Hate is just the flip side of love

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The Philosophicum Lech is still meeting until Sunday on the topic “Hate. Anatomy of an elementary feeling”.

Hate postings on social media, hate speech and hate preachers – hate is omnipresent today. “Everyone agrees on the rejection of hate and hate speech. But it is seldom asked what kind of feeling hate actually is, from which sources it is fed, what makes hate aggressive, hurtful and disturbing, but also what is satisfying , maybe even take pleasure in hatred,” writes Konrad Paul Liessmann, the scientific director of the Philosophicum, in his editorial.

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Too often it is forgotten that hate is the flip side of love. Rapid condemnation fails to recognize that hatred is an elementary feeling that, in its destructiveness, also knows how to release productive energies. More information: www.philosophicum.com

  • Konrad Paul Liessmann (ed.), “The Ghost in the Mountains”: The jubilee volume on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the symposium brings together contributions from 1997 to the present day. Zsolnay Verlag, 320 pages, 28.80 euros

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