- oD 50.50
- Shine A Light
One cannot escape today the refrain that Europe is in crisis: economic, social, political, and environmental. Yet there is no consensus on what defines this crisis. Even the meaning of the subject, “Europe”, is a matter of contention. It would seem that there is a neglected existential-political dimension of the crisis concerning Europe’s identity, task, role in the world, and indeed whether it even exists in the relevant sense. This editorial partnership, which follows a conference held in May 2014, aims to investigate the idea of Europe as a philosophical concept and project.
As part of the second phase of "Europe, The Very Idea" focusing on the ideas of flourishing, solidarity and care for the soul, here one of our hosts, Darian Meacham, asks political philosopher Dagmar Wilhelm (UWE, Bristol), just what is solidarity in the context of the European project, what does it do, and how do we get it?