For many heirs of great fortunes, money falls into their hands and can make them even richer than they already are – on the outside. Others, on the other hand, cared for their father, mother, or other relatives for many years until they died, and if they then inherit something, it seems right.
Equitable opportunities for all thanks to redistribution?
Our studio guest, philosopher Stefan Gosepath, deals extensively with the issue of justice in society. He is currently working on a book on inheritance and justice. We are discussing with him whether it leads to more equal opportunity if an inheritance is not only redistributed to relatives and close friends, but also to the general public.
The other themes of the program are:
Corona: is vaccination compulsory now? And how to save the event, which already fears the ban on Christmas markets this year? Cultural heritage: dispute over the return of ancient marble statues from Great Britain to Greece “Monopoly” classification: the magazine named the philosopher Donna Haraway as art thought leader.
Stefan Gosepath is professor of practical philosophy at the Free University of Berlin. His main research interests include justice, human rights, democracy, and theories of rationality. From 2017 to 2018, he was a visiting scholar in the Department of Philosophy at New York University and Columbia University.