« The devices that allow humans to moderate their violence are all similar, in that none of them is uncongenial to violence » (René Girard ) According to René Girard, the whole pattern of social structures is originated in the necessity to limit the violent upshots of mimetic rivalry. In…

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André Gorz’s multiform thought is entirely centred on liberation: from work, which prevents individuals from thriving; from consumption, which grows ever higher; and from the social system, which reduces individuals to mere pawns in a “megamachine”.   http://www.booksandideas.net/Andre-Gorz-Thinker-of-Emancipation.html

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