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Would You Want a Brand to Be Your Friend?

Would You Want a Brand to Be Your Friend?
4 months ago

Would You Want a Brand to Be Your Friend?

“Brands that succeed will need to act like humans.” This is how one advertising executive summed up the current stage in the evolution of marketing. In particular, brands will seek …
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Jean Vanier and an Ethics of Tenderness
4 months ago

Jean Vanier and an Ethics of Tenderness

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In 1964, after a visit to an institution in France where disabled men were kept locked up, Jean Vanier (1928-2019) gave up teaching philosophy at the University of Toronto and …
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Resisting the ‘Philosophical Policemen’
4 months ago

Resisting the ‘Philosophical Policemen’

British philosopher Alfred North Whitehead famously said that the European philosophical tradition “consists of a series of footnotes to Plato”. It is not surprising that an attack on European/Western philosophy …
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The Libidinal Economy of Singularity
4 months ago

The Libidinal Economy of Singularity

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Our media are more and more fascinated by the prospect of “post-humanity” opened up by a direct link between our brain and a digital machine. To remind readers, this is …
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