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Feeding Cars and Junking People
3 years ago

Feeding Cars and Junking People

Today, we are experiencing a global food crisis. Close to one billion people have to cope with hunger, and many more have to deal not only with the malnutrition that …
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A Bit on Theory
3 years ago

A Bit on Theory

“Is Theory Critical?” was a question recently put to some of us publicly. I myself interpreted this question institutionally and practically: how can we ask for continued funding when the …
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Loving the Earth Enough
3 years ago

Loving the Earth Enough

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What does it mean to love the earth, this rich network of relationality that sustains earthlings, as our shared home? In Darwinian terms, love is the social instinct that drives …
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The Cultural Identity of Europe
3 years ago

The Cultural Identity of Europe

Europe draws upon three cultural origins: Cretan, Athenian, and Christian. Cretan culture derives from Minoan civilization, pre-Roman Athenian culture to Greek civilization, and Christian culture spread through Roman civilization after …
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The Muslim ‘No’
3 years ago

The Muslim ‘No’

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Each of the three monotheistic religions, commonly referred to as ‘Abrahamic’, has its own affirmation of faith, a single statement held to be fundamental by its adherents.

In Judaism, such …
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Philosophy as a Bloody Affair
3 years ago

Philosophy as a Bloody Affair

Suppose there is a manner of doing philosophy that, strictly speaking, doesn’t involve writing and speech-making, lecturing and teaching—indeed, a form of philosophizing that doesn’t even need language. Suppose, further, …
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Homo Europaeus: Does European Culture Exist?
3 years ago

Homo Europaeus: Does European Culture Exist?

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European citizen, of French nationality, Bulgarian by birth and American by adoption, I am not insensitive to harsh critiques of Europe, but I also hear the desire for it and …
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Is the Anthropocene Upon Us?
3 years ago

Is the Anthropocene Upon Us?

We are told that we now live in the Anthropocene, a new geological age marked by human beings’ lasting influence on planet earth. In fact, the Anthropocene has become somewhat …
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Rescuing the Enlightenment from the Europeans
3 years ago

Rescuing the Enlightenment from the Europeans

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In his 1795 treatise Eternal Peace: A Philosophical Sketch, the German philosopher Immanuel Kant argued that all “world citizens” should have a right to free movement, a right which he …
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Come Back Aesthetics
3 years ago

Come Back Aesthetics

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Who needs the Humanities today? Everyone does. Otherwise we give up all hope for freedom, social justice, and general human development in the tradition of enlightened modernity. Modernity hasn’t failed, …
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