Author Archives: Giorgio Bertini

About Giorgio Bertini

Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++

Phenomenology and Intercultural Understanding

This book, the fruition of twenty years of research and writing about phenomenology, carefully and insightfully traces the complex historical relations between phenomenology and non-Western thought over the last century. It also offers a critical diagnosis of the contemporary impediments … Continue reading

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La philosophie doit-elle nous rendre heureux ?

Deux essais qui lient philosophie et bonheur sont l’occasion de se poser à nouveau cette question. Parlons aujourd’hui de l’utilité de la philosophie, rien que cela. Car à voir les nombreux articles, essais, ou encore, interventions qui relèvent de cette … Continue reading

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A Stoic’s Key to Peace of Mind: Seneca on the Antidote to Anxiety

“There are more things … likely to frighten us than there are to crush us; we suffer more often in imagination than in reality.” “The truth is, we know so little about life, we don’t really know what the good … Continue reading

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Gramsci and Contemporary Politics: Beyond Pessimism of the Intellect

Can politics now be both radical and realistic? This book is a collection of Anne Showstack Sassoon’s writing which spans the major transitions from Thatcher and Reagan to Clinton and Blair; the collapse of communism to the regeneration of social … Continue reading

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Gramsci and Foucault: A Reassessment

Mapping the resonances, dissonances, and linkages between the thought of Gramsci and Foucault to uncover new tools for socio-political and critical analysis for the twenty-first century, this book reassesses the widely-held view that their work is incompatible. With discussions of … Continue reading

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Bergson, Complexity and Creative Emergence

This book yields mixed results. It is admirably bold and ambitious, but two omissions detract from its accomplishments: it omits many conceptual distinctions expected by philosophers and it omits areas of ongoing philosophical and scientific research pertinent to its claims. … Continue reading

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Race and Justice

Recent years have seen the growth of major new grassroots movements for racial justice. These protests against violence and police brutality have taken place against a backdrop of severe poverty and disadvantage in black communities. What is the historical background of these … Continue reading

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The Deviant Philosopher

We have no precise definition of what constitutes “deviant philosophy” and indeed the site is premised on the idea of openness to discovering new philosophical territories and domains. Our governing conviction is that philosophy itself profits from curiosity about materials … Continue reading

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When philosophy needed Muslims, Jews and Christians alike

If you were asked to name the most important philosopher of 10th-century Baghdad, you would presumably not hesitate to say ‘al-Farabi’. He’s one of the few thinkers of the Islamic world known to non-specialists, deservedly so given his ambitious reworking … Continue reading

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The Naked Self: Kierkegaard and Personal Identity

Confronted with the radical changes any human being undergoes between infancy and dotage we can see the point in separating the personage from the self that we reckon on having been there all along. The former is what figures in … Continue reading

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