The attacks in Paris on 13 November last year not only deeply affected France, the horror and dismay were also immense in Germany. The attacks in the vicinity of the stadium, in the streets, and in Bataclan were aimed at the liberal coexistence of citizens. Public space – with its…

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Citizens People Of The Earth: Let Us Create Our Own Power! WE, Citizens of the Earth, coming from many countries, cultures and traditions on Earth, gathered in Paris at this historic moment, witnesses of global warming, the degradation of natural resources indispensable to life on Earth, growing inequalities among humans,…

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IS CIVIL SOCIETY A FORM OF SOCIETY OR PART OF IT? AND HOW DOES IT FIT IN WITH CONVIVIALISM? Even a generation ago, debates on big societal issued tended to focus on the state as the prime agent of change as much as the prime guardian of resilience. The power…

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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”. When mapping the European intellectual landscape of social critique since the 1960s, André Gorz…

Read More Christophe Fourel & Françoise Gollain: André Gorz: Thinker of Emancipation

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