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Philosophy and Social Science: Introducing Bourdieu and Passeron

This text derives from a recording, and transcripts, of the introduction which Althusser gave on 6 December 1963, to a seminar for students in the École Normale Supérieure, Paris, offered at his invitation by Pierre Bourdieu and Jean-Claude Passeron. Althusser … Continue reading

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The Philosophy of Sociality: The Shared Point of View

This book is about the conceptual resources and philosophical prerequisites that a proper understanding and explaining of the social world requires. The main thesis of the book is that this can only be based on a group’s point of view, or as … Continue reading

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Debating Humanity – Towards a Philosophical Sociology

Debating Humanity explores sociological and philosophical efforts to delineate key features of humanity that identify us as members of the human species. After challenging the normative contradictions of contemporary posthumanism, this book goes back to the foundational debate on humanism … Continue reading

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Assembly

Author Michael Hardt and Author Antonio Negri Proposes how contemporary social movements can better harness power to effect lasting change. Challenges the assumption that social movements must return to traditional, centralized forms of political leadership. Provides a new analysis of … Continue reading

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Philosophy of the Brain: The Brain Problem

“What is the mind?””What is the relationship between brain and mind?”These are common questions. But “What is the brain?” is a rare question in both the neurosciences and philosophy. The reason for this may lie in the brain itself: Is … Continue reading

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Emergence – A philosophical account

Interest in emergence amongst philosophers and scientists has grown in recent years, yet the concept continues to be viewed with skepticism by many. In this book, Paul Humphreys argues that many of the problems arise from a long philosophical tradition … Continue reading

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Prince of Networks: Bruno Latour and Metaphysics

Prince of Networks is the first treatment of Bruno Latour specifically as a philosopher. Part One covers four key works that display Latour’s underrated contributions to metaphysics: Irreductions, Science in Action, We Have Never Been Modern, and Pandora’s Hope. Harman … Continue reading

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The Good Life: Unifying the Philosophy and Psychology of Well-being

Philosophers defend theories of what well-being is but ignore what psychologists have learned about it, while psychologists learn about well-being but lack a theory of what it is. In The Good Life, Michael Bishop brings together these complementary investigations and … Continue reading

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Teaching Thinking – the Practice of Philosophy with Children

One important goal of education is helping young people to develop their ability to think for themselves irresponsible way. That means to learn how to think more reflectively and therefore to acquaint children with the tools that are required to … Continue reading

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Thinking in Education

In “Thinking in Education”, Matthew Lipman views the concept of “schooling without thinking” as completely contrary to everything education should be. It destroys creativity and the natural impulse to learn by constricting the young child. To illustrate his point, the … Continue reading

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