International Center for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities (IZEW)



About inner conflict

Blog article by Friedrich Gabel

Whether it's when I look at the pictures of crowded Baltic beaches, when I think about visiting friends and family or in the course of the worldwide demonstrations against racism, the current wave of loosening up and the behaviour of people in Germany trigger a feeling of inner conflict in me. This conflict is not least of all a moral conflict, because my own claim to act responsibly and not to endanger others is confronted with a reality in which I lack the knowledge to judge precisely this. The following article gives an insight into my examination of the issue of responsible trade in the context of a dying pandemic. I cannot avoid the fact that it is this very same disruption that currently accompanies every attempt I make to make contact. This article represents my personal examination of the issue and is deliberately a little more pointed at one point or another.