The national final of the Swiss Philosophy Olympiad 2014 took place in Lucerne from March 28 to 30.
- Gafner Lara, Gymnasium Neufeld (BE)
- Pereiras Gomes Stéphanie, Collège Voltaire (GE)
- Rotzetter Maxime, Collège Ste.-Croix (FR)
- Falconi Paolo, Liceo Cantonale Bellinzona (TI)
- Müller Muriel, Gymnasium Neufeld (BE)
- Koster Isabel, Kantonsschule Baden (AG)
- Oreiller Sébastien, Collège des Creusets (VS)
- Bradley Timothy, Kantonsschule Alpenquai (LU)
- Meile Elias, Kantonsschule am Burggraben (SG)
- Coté Patrick, Kantonsschule Wettingen (AG)
- Malagnino Serena, Collège de Gambach (FR)
- Mazzocchi Adriano, Liceo di Lugano 1 (TI)
- Meienberg Linus, Kantonsschule Zürich Nord (ZH)
- Möller Janka, Kantonsschule Alpenquai (LU)
- Müller Michael, Kantonsschule Alpenquai (LU)
- Stocker Sereina, Kantonsschule Zürcher Oberland (ZH)
- Dr. Jonas Pfister, University of Lucerne and Gymnasium Neufeld
- Maximilian Huber, University of Geneva
- Dr. Jonas Pfister, University of Lucerne and Gymnasium Neufeld, and Maximilian Huber, University of Geneva: How to Write a Good Essay?
- Jason Morris, winner SPO 2009 and University of Basel: Understanding Art
- Dr. Raphael Scholl, University of Bern: Did Darwin Write the Origin of Species Backwards?
- Thomas Clemens, Kantonsschule Sursee
- Future philosophy teachers, University of Fribourg
- Dr. Herbert Schweizer, Kantonsschule Sursee
- Michelle Wüthrich, Collège St. Michel Fribourg
- Dr. Peter Zimmermann, Gymnasium Neufeld and University of Fribourg
- “The philosopher who wants to intervene in public affairs is not a philosopher anymore, but a politician; he no longer wants only truth, but power.” Hannah Arendt
- “Different cultures have different moral codes. Therefore, there are no universally valid norms: what is right for members of one culture can be wrong for members of another one.” Is this argument convincing?
- Could someone who was born blind know the meaning of “red”?
- A teacher announces that there will be a surprise test next week. A student objects that this is impossible: “The class meets on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. If the test is given on Friday, then on Thursday I would be able to predict that the test is on Friday. It would not be a surprise. Can the test be given on Wednesday? No, because on Tuesday I would know that the test will not be on Friday (thanks to the previous reasoning) and know that the test was not on Monday (thanks to memory). Therefore, on Tuesday I could foresee that the test will be on Wednesday. A test on Wednesday would not be a surprise. Could the surprise test be on Monday? On Sunday, the previous two eliminations would be available to me. Consequently, I would know that the test must be on Monday. So a Monday test would also fail to be a surprise. Therefore, it is impossible for there to be a surprise test.” Roy Sorensen