Browse Category

Social Science

Sagesses d'hier et d'aujourd'hui

By Luc Ferry

Que fait l. a. philosophie ? Elle suggest des définitions de l. a. vie bonne qui ne passent ni par Dieu ni par los angeles foi, où l’on fait avec les moyens du bord, en exerçant los angeles lucidité de sa raison et en acceptant sa de mortel, sans prétendre à un salut qui passerait par une promesse d’immortalité. Ces « spiritualités laïques », c’est cela, tout simplement, qu’on appelle philosophie.

En parcourant ces cours familiers et chaleureux, illustrés d’exemples, qui prennent leur essor avec Homère et qui s’achèvent avec Heidegger et Foucault, en passant par Bouddha, Rousseau, Freud et Sartre, les plus grands débutants vont pouvoir comprendre, sans jargon inutile, les piliers sur lesquels reposent en dernière example les œuvres les plus fondamentales de notre histoire intellectuelle, morale et spirituelle. Et constater, grâce au advisor incomparable qu’est Luc Ferry, combien leur compréhension est vital à celle du temps présent.

À propos de Luc Ferry

Luc Ferry, philosophe, ancien ministre de l’Éducation nationale, est l’auteur de nombreux ouvrages traduits dans le monde entier. Il est un pédagogue hors pair en matière de philosophie

Show description

Keep Reading

Can I See Your I.D.?: True Stories of False Identities

By Chris Barton, Paul Hoppe

Real crime, desperation, fraud, and experience: From the impoverished younger lady who enchanted nineteenth-century British society as a fake Asian princess, to the sixteen-year-old boy who "stole" a subway educate in 1993, to the lonely yet shrewdpermanent Frank Abagnale of Catch Me in case you Can repute, those ten vignettes supply riveting perception into outstanding masquerades. picture panels draw you into the exploits of those pretenders, and meticulously researched information retain you at the fringe of your seat. every one scene is gifted within the moment individual, a distinct viewpoint that actually locations you contained in the faker's brain. With motivations that come with survival, fantasy, and simple, out of date greed, the psychology of deception hasn't ever been so interesting or so shut to hand.

Show description

Keep Reading

The Market for Liberty

Huge PRINT variation! extra at LargePrintLiberty.com.

a few nice books are the fabricated from a life of examine, mirrored image, and worked self-discipline. yet different classics are written in a white warmth throughout the second of discovery, with prose that shines forth just like the solar pouring into the window of a time whilst a brand new realizing brings on the planet into concentration for the 1st time.

"The marketplace for Liberty" is that moment form of vintage, and what a treasure it's. Written by way of authors-Morris and Linda Tannehill-just following a interval of extreme learn of the writings of either Ayn Rand and Murray Rothbard, it has the velocity, strength, and rigor you will count on from an evening's dialogue with both of those giants.

greater than that, those authors positioned pen to paper at exactly the correct time of their highbrow improvement, that interval rhapsodic freshness whilst an excellent fact were published, they usually needed to percentage it with the realm. sincerely, the authors fell in love with liberty and the unfastened marketplace, and wrote a fascinating, book-length sonnet to those ideas.

This ebook is especially radical within the precise feel of that time period: it will get to the foundation of the matter of presidency and offers a rethinking of the full association of society. they begin at first with the assumption of the person and his rights, paintings their approach via alternate and the industry, reveal executive because the nice enemy of mankind, and then-and here's the nice surprise-they provide a dramatic enlargement of marketplace common sense into components of safety and security provision.

Their dialogue of this arguable subject is built-in into their libertarian theoretical gear. It bargains with deepest arbitration organisations in handling with disputes and illegal activity, the position of insurers in delivering ecocnomic incentives for protection, and personal firms of their means as defense prone. it really is for that reason that Hoppe calls this booklet an "outstanding but a lot overlooked research of the operation of competition."

Show description

Keep Reading

Fantasy City: Pleasure and Profit in the Postmodern Metropolis (Routledge Research in Cultural and)

By John Hannigan

Fantasy City analyses the post-industrialist urban as a domain of leisure. by means of discussing examples from a large choice of venues, together with casinos, department stores, history advancements and topic parks, Hannigan questions city entertainments fiscal foundations and ancient historical past. He asks even if such components of myth ruin groups or as an alternative create new groupings of shared identities and reviews. The e-book is written in a scholar pleasant manner with boxed case experiences for sophistication dialogue.

Show description

Keep Reading

Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority (City Lights Open Media)

White americans have lengthy been cozy within the assumption that they're the cultural norm. Now that idea is being challenged, as white humans combat with what it capability to be a part of a fast-changing, really multicultural kingdom. dealing with persistent financial lack of confidence, a favored tradition that displays the nation's different cultural truth, a destiny during which they are going to now not represent nearly all of the inhabitants, and with a black president within the White residence, whites are growing to be anxious.

This anxiousness has helped to create the Tea celebration circulation, with its name to "take our state back." by way of a racialized nostalgia for a mythological prior, definitely the right is enlisting worried whites into its crusade for reactionary social and financial policies.

In pressing reaction, Tim clever has penned his such a lot pointed and provocative paintings so far. utilising the shape of direct own deal with, he issues a finger at whites' race-based self-delusion, explaining how such an time table will basically do damage to the nation's humans, together with such a lot whites. In no doubtful phrases, he argues that the wish for survival of yankee democracy lies within the embody of our multicultural earlier, current and future.

"Sparing neither relatives nor self…he considers how the deck has consistently been stacked in his and different white people's favor…His candor is invigorating."—Publishers Weekly

"One of the main impressive, articulate and brave critics of white privilege within the nation."—Michael Eric Dyson

"Tim clever has written one other blockbuster! His new e-book, Dear White the US: Letter to a brand new Minority, is a cogent research of the issues of race and inequality in addition to a plea if you harbor perspectives approximately race and racism to switch and certainly do away with them. whereas the book's name addresses white humans, this can be quite a booklet for somebody who's focused on taking out the difficulty of racial disparity in our society. this is often needs to learn and an outstanding read."—Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., the Jesse Climenko Professor of legislation at Harvard legislations college and the administrative Director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice. he's the writer of a couple of books, together with The Presumption of Guilt: The Arrest of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Race, category and Crime in America

"Tim clever is an American hero within the truest experience of the term—he tells the reality, irrespective of how inconvenient that fact will be. Dear White America is a desperately wanted reaction to the insidious mythology that pretends whites are oppressed and other people of colour unduly privileged. within the method, it exposes how new varieties of racism were intentionally embedded into our supposedly 'color blind' tradition. learn this book—but relaxation guaranteed, it isn't for the faint of heart."—David Sirota, syndicated columnist, radio host, writer of Back to Our destiny: How the Nineteen Eighties clarify the realm we are living In Now

"The most well known white analyst of racism in the US by no means fails to supply clean takes as he punctures myths and defenses."—World large Work

Tim Wise is among the so much well known antiracist essayists, educators, and activists within the usa. he's on a regular basis interviewed by way of A-list media, together with CNN, C-SPAN, The Tavis Smiley Show, The Tom Joyner Morning Show, Michael Eric Dyson's radio software, and lots of extra. His most up-to-date books comprise Colorblind and Between Barack and a difficult Place.

Show description

Keep Reading

Is Shame Necessary?: New Uses for an Old Tool

By Jennifer Jacquet

An pressing, illuminating exploration of the social nature of disgrace and of the way it'd be used to advertise large-scale political swap and social reform.
 
In cultures that champion the person, guilt is marketed because the cornerstone of sense of right and wrong. yet whereas guilt holds contributors to non-public criteria, it truly is powerless within the face of corrupt associations. lately, we as shoppers have sought to appease our guilt approximately unsuitable social and environmental practices and guidelines by means of, for instance, purchasing natural meals or fair-trade items. except approximately each person participates, besides the fact that, the effect of person customer awareness is ineffective.
 
Is disgrace useful? presents us with a trenchant case for public shaming as a nonviolent kind of resistance which can problem businesses or even governments to alter guidelines and behaviors which are unsafe to the surroundings. Jennifer Jacquet argues that public shaming, while it's been retrofitted for the age of social media and aimed within the right path, may also help atone for the restrictions of guilt in a globalized global. Jacquet leaves us with a brand new knowing of ways public disgrace, while utilized within the correct method and on the correct time, has the capability to maintain us from failing different species in life’s textile and, eventually, from failing ourselves.

Show description

Keep Reading

The Killing Fields of Inequality

Inequality is not only in regards to the measurement of our wallets. it's a socio-cultural order which, for many people, reduces our services to operate as humans, our wellbeing and fitness, our dignity, our feel of self, in addition to our assets to behave and perform the area. This ebook exhibits that inequality is actually a killing box, with thousands of individuals loss of life untimely deaths as a result of it. those deadly results of inequality function not just within the negative international, but in addition, and more and more, in wealthy international locations, as Therborn demonstrates with info starting from the U.S., the united kingdom, Finland and somewhere else. even if they live on inequality, hundreds of thousands of human lives are stunted through the humiliations and degradations of inequality associated with gender, race and ethnicity, and sophistication.

yet this e-book is set reports of equalization too, highlighting moments and methods of equalization in numerous elements of the world - from India and different elements of Asia, from the Americas, in addition to from Europe. South Africa illustrates the hardest demanding situations. The killing fields of inequality might be refrained from: this booklet exhibits how.

transparent, succinct, wide-ranging in scope and empirical in its procedure, this well timed ebook via one of many world’s prime social scientists will entice a large readership.

Show description

Keep Reading

Globalization, Violence and the Visual Culture of Cities (Questioning Cities)

By Christoph Lindner

What connects rubbish dumps in big apple, bomb websites in Baghdad, and skyscrapers in São Paulo? How is modern visible tradition – extending from artwork and structure to movie and electronic media – responding to new sorts of violence linked to worldwide and globalizing towns? Addressing such questions, this ebook is the 1st interdisciplinary quantity to ascertain the advanced dating among globalization, violence, and the visible tradition of towns.

Violence – in either fabric and cultural varieties – has been a famous and endemic function of city existence within the international metropolitan period. targeting visible tradition and providing a powerful humanities viewpoint that's at present missing in current scholarship, this ebook seeks to appreciate how the violent results of globalization were represented, theorized, and skilled throughout a variety of cultural contexts and concrete destinations in Asia, Europe, North and South the US, and the center East. prepared round 3 interrelated topics – worry, reminiscence, and spectacle – essay themes variety from army concentrating on in Baghdad, carceral urbanism in São Paulo, and the Paris banlieue riots, to the safety aesthetics of G8 summits, the structure of city paranoia, and the cultural afterlife of the dual Towers.

Globalization, Violence, and the visible tradition of Cities deals clean perception into the issues and capability of towns around the globe, together with Beijing, Berlin, London, long island, Paris, and São Paulo. With specially-commissioned essays from the fields of cultural idea, structure, movie, images, and concrete geography, this leading edge quantity can be a priceless source for college students, students, and researchers around the humanities and social sciences.

Show description

Keep Reading

The Culture of Speed: The Coming of Immediacy

By John Tomlinson

'John Tomlinson's new publication is a call for participation to an experience. It incorporates a worthy key to release the doorways into the unmapped and unexplored cultural and moral of 'immediacy'. with out this key inspiration any longer it is going to now not be attainable to make feel of the social lifestyles of our occasions and its ambivalences' - Prof Dr Ulrich Beck, collage of Munich 'Tomlinson's learn is a so much welcome, stimulating and not easy exploration of the cultural influence and value of pace in complex glossy societies. It effectively interweaves theoretical discourse, historic and modern analyses and resourceful use of literary assets, all of that are mobilised as a way to supply an unique, intellectually worthwhile and demanding account of the altering importance of velocity in our daily experience' - David Frisby, London university of Economics and Political technology Is the speed of lifestyles accelerating? if that is so, what are the cultural, social, own and monetary results? This stimulating and available ebook examines how pace emerged as a cultural factor in the course of business modernity. the increase of capitalist society and the shift to city settings used to be quick and tumultuous and was once outlined via the assumption in 'progress'. the 1st hindrance confronted through societies that have been beginning to 'speed up' used to be how one can keep an eye on and keep an eye on the method. The try to keep watch over the acceleration of lifestyles created a brand new set of difficulties, specifically the best way velocity escapes rules and rebels opposed to controls. This trend of acceleration and keep watch over for that reason outlined debates concerning the cultural results of acceleration. even though, within the twenty first century 'immediacy', the mix of speedy capitalism and the saturation of the standard by means of media applied sciences, has emerged because the center characteristic of regulate.

Show description

Keep Reading