Author Archives: Giorgio Bertini

About Giorgio Bertini

Research Professor. Founder 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 ++

On becoming a person

How does an entity become a person? Forty years ago Carl Rogers answered this question by suggesting that human beings become persons through a process of personal growth and self-discovery. In the present paper I provide six different answers to … Continue reading

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Learning Professional Ways of Being: Ambiguities of becoming

The purpose of professional education programs is to prepare aspiring professionals for the challenges of practice within a particular profession. These programs typically seek to ensure the acquisition of necessary knowledge and skills, as well as providing opportunities for their application. While not … Continue reading

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Deleuze on Becoming-Other: developing the ethics of integration

This article analyzes the philosophy of French post-structuralist Gilles Deleuze in the context of post-formal education. The article specifically focuses on  Deleuze’s unorthodox approach to epistemology and ethics as future-oriented and creative, and lays  down the foundations for a new ethics of … Continue reading

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Deleuze on Becoming-Revolutionary

I explain in this paper how Deleuze and Guattari’s philosophy of becoming-minoritarian functions as a principle of becoming-revolutionary. To achieve this goal, I elucidate one of the significant features of becoming-minoritarian–becoming-democratic. The said principle is one of the ways that shows how to become revolutionary … Continue reading

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Gilles Deleuze: The Intensive Reduction

Gilles Deleuze: The Intensive Reduction brings together eighteen essays written by an internationally acclaimed team of scholars to provide a comprehensive overview of the work of Gilles Deleuze, one of the most important and influential European thinkers of the twentieth … Continue reading

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Two Uses of Michel Foucault in Political Theory

This deep presence of Foucault’s influence across contemporary theoretical landscapes signals a need for self-reflectiveness that has largely (though not entirely) been missing in contemporary uses of Foucault. While scholarship in a Foucauldian vein is obviously alive and well, scholarship … Continue reading

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Action theory in Habermas and educational practices

In this paper I explore the potential for viewing education as an “unrestricted communication community” (Habermas 1990: 88), using categorisations from Habermas of different kinds of action as analytical tools for examining educational practices. For the paper, I pursue two … Continue reading

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The Passion and the Spirit: Albert Camus as Moral Politician

This essays addresses the curious circumstance that for all their visibility on blogs, twitter and the ‘op-ed’ pages of newspapers, public intellectuals offer remarkably little ethical guidance regarding current events and crises. These intellectuals may offer their expertise (explanations, predictions), but do not … Continue reading

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Bakhtin, Pushkin, and the Co-Creativity of Those Who Understand

From the beginning (1919) to the end (1972) of his publishing career, Mikhail Bakhtin very often wrote about the force of creativity. This is a secondary theme, but also a freedom-valuing variant of his grand themes of dialogism, chronotope, carnival, … Continue reading

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Questioning the common sense of creativity and innovation through Deleuzian thought

This paper draws on the work of Gilles Deleuze to question the discourse of creativity. Its motivation lies in the ever-growing focus on the need for creative and innovative solutions to address the needs and wants of society, a narrative … Continue reading

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