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Disappointed with the French intellectual milieu

Paul Ricoeur: Philosophy Ethics & Politics

Philosophy: A book by Paul Ricoeur on topics such as the work of art, metaphors, opinion formation and the significance of the French Revolution for Europe's culture and politics.

Is it a national goal to create happy citizens?

Edgar Cabanas, Eva Illouz: Manufacturing Happy Citizens – How the Science and Industry of Happiness Control our Lives

HAPPINESS: Joy has recently become a big and lucrative business in most of the western world. New book takes a wise assessment of modern society's pursuit of happiness, and concludes that happiness in many cases is illusory.

Time has changed direction and is now coming from the future

Armenian Avanessian: Future Metaphysics

PHILOSOPHY: We are now in the violence of the future: The most important thing in life is increasingly something that has not happened yet. Philosophy must re-evaluate its old metaphysical categories.

Violence is politicized, and politics becomes violence

Elizabeth Frazer, Kimberly Hutchings: Violence and Political Theory

VIOLENCE IN THEORY AND PRACTICE: The world is violent. Do we allow ourselves to be duped by the rhetoric of violence?

Towards a united humanity

Alain Badiou: I Know There Are So Many Of You

: We live in the middle of a world historical drama where the revolutionary hope must be maintained. Only in this way can we build civilization for everyone, claims the philosopher Alain Badiou.

The new culture of uncertainty

Mary Kaldor: Global Security Cultures

: Mary Kaldor's research shows that the security strategies of those in power maintain and aggravate wars rather than stop them, and create good conditions for war profiteers.

Digital Media: Democratic or Suppressive Political Fighting Instruments?

Natalie Fenton: Digital, Political, Radical

: The English media theorist Natalie Fenton warns against equating social media with democracy.

UN: a reality the world has left

Thomas G. Weiss: Would the World be a better place without the UN?

: We can not do without the UN, but a more creative and efficient organization would be desirable.