Katleen Gabriels reflects on the 'Capability Approach' of philosopher Martha Nussbaum and economist Amartya Sen and why protection of freedoms has such an important role for wellbeing.
A lot of technology was once cause for concern or complaints. According to columnist Katleen Gabriels, there is no harm in sticking to old rituals.
In the pursuit of likes on social media, politicians are spending more and more money to be in the news themselves. An unwelcome development, Katleen Gabriels believes.
Politicians who pay more attention to their smartphones than to the debate arouse annoyance everywhere. A Flemish artist has found a solution. Katleen Gabriels wants to go even further.
The behavior that tech bosses crave from us, they themselves do not practice within their own four walls. Their private behavior exposes rather more interesting patterns, contends Katleen Gabriels.
Can we ever teach AI -via argumentation or intuition -to do the morally right thing? That's what moral philosophers, like our columnist Katleen Gabriels, are wracking their brains about.
Sometimes hilarious, sometimes hurtful or misleading: deepfake videos are a trend to be reckoned with in the coming years, writes philosopher Katleen Gabriels.
Why does it take so much effort to stick to one of the most important corona measures: Stay at home. IO Columnist Katleen Gabriels views this with a philosophical eye.
Smart toilets may seem attractive to get quick diagnoses, but also raise questions about privacy. Columnist and moral philosopher Katleen Gabriels on World Toilet Day.
Our columnists are working on solutions to the problems of our time. In the section Tomorrow is Good, they write about their ideas and dreams for the future.
Our columnists are working on solutions to today's problems. In the section Tomorrow is Good they write about their ideas and dreams for the future.
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