Fanaticism as de-humanization

Bert van den Brink, Utrecht University, spoke under above title during Castrum Peregrini Central European Time kick-off workshop of FIT – ‘Fanaticism Indicator Test’ Do not quote or reproduce without written consent of the author: bert.vandenbrink[at]phil.uu.nl I was asked to give a philosophical reflection on fanaticism. Fanaticism has never been a topic in my research […]

Roundtable on Fanaticism

Europe has a long history of religious, political, racist and economical fanaticism that has had disastrous effects on the development of the continent. Today, fanatism is present in the tendencies towards nationalism and populism, religious movements, the call for strong leaders, exclusion of outsiders and minorities, intolerance towards different opinions and ways of life etc. […]