• Cause and effect and the art of interpretation

    by Mieke Mosmuller

    04-03-2021 1 comments

    Cause and effect and the art of interpretation

    In thinking, it is important to see the relationship between a cause and its effect, so-called causality. But precisely becoming aware of the lack of such causality is also an important competency for the art of interpretation. If we look at the interpretation of facts and data in the current corona crisis, we see that, due to a... read more...

  • Freedom: groupthinking and independent thinking

    by Mieke Mosmuller

    25-02-2021 2 comments

    Freedom: groupthinking and independent thinking

    We are increasingly seeing that individual people with strong opinions are, it seems, easily persuaded to conform to the prevailing idea of a group. Of course, it could be the advancing insight of that individual that makes him or her change their mind, but there are plenty of examples where the debate takes an unexpectedly surp... read more...

  • COVID-19: humanity under siege

    by Mieke Mosmuller

    11-02-2021 11 comments

    COVID-19: humanity under siege

    The NOS published a report on an article that appeared in the German newspaper ‘Die Welt’ about released emails from March and April 2020 showing that government leaders asked questions to scientists in order to get a mental grip on the situation, which could help to plan measures of a preventive and repressive natur... read more...

  • Vaccination passport: on agnosticism and the no-good-feeling

    by Mieke Mosmuller

    05-02-2021 3 comments

    Vaccination passport: on agnosticism and the no-good-feeling

    In the World Economic Forum (WEF) Davos 2021 document on the vaccination passport, one specific word stands out: agnostic. The vaccination passport will be a document that gives data of the person in question in an agnostic way. In the theory of knowledge and philosophy, agnosticism is that you cannot achieve true knowledge, tha... read more...

  • The limitless moral paternalism of one single opinion

    by Mieke Mosmuller

    28-01-2021 3 comments

    The limitless moral paternalism of one single opinion

    One of the striking phenomena of opinion formation is the moralizing trend that is there now. This is a kind of dictatorship of morality, which in itself is of course contradictory. But man is a being with an individual conscience, and in moral matters he engages individually with that conscience. And although we are dealing wit... read more...