A Genealogy of ‘Globalization’: The Career of a Concept Paul Jamesa & Manfred B. Stegerb a University of Western Sydney, Parramatta, Australia b University of Hawai’i, Manoa, USA Published online: 12 Sep 2014. ABSTRACT ‘Globalization’ is an extraordinary concept. It is a complicated concept that burst upon the world relatively recently, but soon became a […]
Category Archives: Ideas and Papers
L’idéal collectif de Durkheim
Extrait de Émile Durkheim, «Jugements de valeur et jugements de réalité» (1911), communication d’Émile Durkheim faite au Congrès international de Philosophie de Bologne, à la séance générale du 6 avril, publiée dans un numéro exceptionnel de la Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale du 3 juillet 1911. En résumé, s’il est vrai que la valeur […]
How Walking in Nature Changes the Brain
A walk in the park may soothe the mind and, in the process, change the workings of our brains in ways that improve our mental health, according to an interesting new study of the physical effects on the brain of visiting nature.More here
The Familistery, a 19th century utopianist reality (documentary)
Jean-Baptiste André Godin (26 January 1817 — 29 January 1888) was a French industrialist, writer and political theorist, and social innovator. A manufacturer of cast-iron stoves and influenced by Charles Fourier, he developed and built an industrial and residential community within Guise called the Familistère (Social Palace). He ultimately converted it to cooperative ownership and […]
Isn’t the analytic/continental divide a 20th-century curiosity?
Dear all, Isn’t the analytic/continental divide a 20th-century curiosity? Isn’t it time to question the esprit de corps of some ‘analytic philosophy’ departments? I am studying the genealogy of the notion of esprit de corps from a multiple perspective: philosophy, conceptual history, discourse analysis and political thought. Esprit de corps is a fighting spirit and […]
Designing Collective Behavior in a Termite-Inspired Robotic Construction Team
A team of computer scientists and engineers at Harvard University has created an autonomous robotic construction crew. The system needs no supervisor, no eye in the sky, no blueprint, and no communication: just simple robots—any number of robots—and a very smart algorithm.
Teaching primary school children philosophy improves English and maths skills, says study
Teaching philosophy to primary school children can improve their English and maths skills, according to a pilot study highlighting the value of training pupils to have inquiring minds. Children from deprived backgrounds benefited the most from philosophical debates about topics such as truth, fairness and knowledge, researchers from Durham University found. read more here
Bergson, Buddha and other fruits
Karma – the Ripening Fruit Bhikkhu Ñāṇađivako from Main Currents in Modern Thought, Vol. 29, No. 1 (1972) I With the decline of Newtonian physics and the emergence of quantum theory and relativity, the physical world-picture in the West became centered around a process-concept. Natural sciences and nineteenth century scientifically oriented philosophy were in quest […]
INTERVIEW: NICHOLAS TAMPIO ON DELEUZE’S POLITICAL VISION
Nicholas Tampio, Associate Professor of Political Science at Fordham University, about his new book, Deleuze’s Political Vision, which comes out later this summer from Rowman & Littlefield. Professor Tampio tackles Deleuze and Guattari’s A Thousand Plateaus, mining it for its political and ethical possibilities. Using imagination as his theoretical impetus, Tampio tells us how our […]
What is crealism?
‘Crealism is the historical time when action, no longer the imitation of a patriarchal God, becomes, thanks to esprit de corps and the constant fruition of a cosmic Creal, an artistic and holonic self-nutritious ripening.’ Luis de Miranda, author of Is a New Life Possible?