Daniel-Pascal Zorn

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Daniel-Pascal Zorn (* 1981 in Hamburg ) is a German philosopher and publicist .

life and work

Zorn graduated from secondary school in 2005. During his school days, he attended Catholic theology events at TU Dortmund University . He studied history and philosophy (BA) from 2006 to 2008 , and philosophy and general and comparative literature (MA) at the Ruhr University in Bochum from 2008 to 2010 . In 2015 he started work on reflective figurations a. a. PhD with Heidegger and Foucault , which received the award from the University of Eichstätt .

Zorn describes his approach as dialectic and logical phenomenology . Zorn wrote the column So logical! in the philosophy magazine Hohe Luft .

In recent years he has devoted himself to the practical and theoretical discussion of right-wing populism . This resulted in two books: Logic for Democrats and Talking With Rights , which he wrote together with Per Leo and Maximilian Steinbeis . The book has been described, among other things, as "training in dealing with populists" and as "a handout for argumentative handling of rights". In both works, it is argued that populist and totalitarian positions should not be taboo, but rather refuted in open discourse , pointing out their weaknesses and inconsistencies . The approach has been widely debated.

In his book The Secret of Violence. Why we can't escape it and what we can still do about it (2019), Zorn examines the phenomenology of hidden, not easily assignable acts of violence. For example, in personal relationships it is often in perspective who does violence to whom, be it through a lack of attention, paternalism or constant pressure of expectation. He advocates never prematurely accepting a single perspective .

Book publications

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Individual evidence

  1. Prize winners 2015: Wiebe Pohler, Simon Falch and Dr. Daniel Pascal Zorn. Retrieved July 23, 2017 .
  2. ^ Thomas Arnold: On Logical Phenomenology. In: http://et-al.ophen.org/ . Retrieved June 15, 2018 .
  3. Daniel-Pascal Zorn: Of course! In: High air. Retrieved June 15, 2018 .
  4. Christoph Schröder: Training for dealing with populists. In: book market . Deutschlandfunk, accessed on June 15, 2018 .
  5. Alex Rühle: Men against snowflakes. In: SZ.de. Süddeutsche Zeitung, accessed on June 15, 2018 .
  6. ^ Ijoma Mangold: Visiting other planets. In: ZEIT online. Retrieved June 15, 2018 .
  7. Harald Staun: The populists are among us. FAZ, accessed on June 15, 2018 .
  8. Philosopher on psychological mechanisms: Hidden violence - and what we can do about it , deutschlandfunkkultur.de, September 22, 2019, accessed on the same date