symposium + debat


René ten Bos is an original thinker. Rebellious and provocative, he pushes common ideas aside with a broad grin, and offers an accessible, broad and critical perspective. There is no topic he fears: he is equally comfortable dissecting the management world and the animal kingdom, gender issues and our relationship with nature.


Thinking against the grain

Ten Bos considers it the task of the philosopher to put his ‘moral axe’ aside and deal with paradoxes. “Para means ‘against’ and doxa means ‘opinion’. It’s not about having opinions, but about thinking against the grain, and showing that certain opinions are too easy. Every single opinion has its problematic aspects.” As Denker des Vaderlands, he mainly aims to clarify the complexity of problems.