‘Esprit de Corps’ and the French Revolutionary Crisis, a paper by Luis de Miranda The word solidarity is a borrowing from the French solidarité, which until the nineteenth century had the restricted legal meaning of a contractual obligation. I argue that in the pre-revolutionary decades, a newly born French lexeme was much closer to what […]
Monthly Archives: September 2015
Codetermination and corporate agency
German codetermination without nationalization, and British nationalization without codetermination by Rebecca Zahn Codetermination – worker participation in management – forms part of the industrial relations traditions of a number of European countries. Among these, the German system of parity codetermination (paritätische Mitbestimmung) – the focus of this article – provides the greatest level of involvement […]
What is a society of control? by Gilles Deleuze
Postscript On Societies of Control by Gilles Deleuze Foucault located the disciplinary societies in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; they reach their height at the outset of the twentieth. They initiate the organization of vast spaces of enclosure. The individual never ceases passing from one closed environment to another, each having its own laws: first […]
Belief as a Bomb in the Brain?
Functional Neuroimaging of Belief, Disbelief, and Uncertainty Authors of the article: Sam Harris, Sameer A. Sheth, MD, PhD and Mark S. Cohen, PhD Objective: The difference between believing and disbelieving a proposition is one of the most potent regulators of human behavior and emotion. When one accepts a statement as true, it becomes the basis […]
Is there a global decline in creativity?
Are We Facing a World Crisis in Human Creativity? According to the Imagination Institute, ‘creativity is critically valuable, but research indicates it’s been declining significantly on a global scale over the last 20 years. This decline is evident in the challenges children are facing in school, life and work. One popular report states, “children have […]
On American Imperialism and the recreation of reality
A quote from Kissinger’s Shadow: The Long Reach of America’s Most Controversial Statesman by Greg Grandin