When the forest burns

Publication of the book "Quand la forêt brûle - Penser la nouvelle catastrophe écologique" by Joëlle Zask, published by Premier Parallèle, July 2019 - 158 Pages. How can we understand this new and extremely worrying ecological phenomenon that are the "mega-fires", these gigantic and uncontrollable fires, which current technical means do not allow

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The freedoms of the improbable

Les libertés de l'improbable by Alain Berthoz and Carlo Ossola - Editions Odile Jacob, June 19, 2019 - 256 Pages The improbable is often considered as a vain exercise in idle hypotheses or as a supplement of uncertainty in Western culture, which prefers the predictable to the uncertain. And yet... Whether in

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spirituality

Interconnected

Interconnected - Re-enchanting the World Together by His Holiness The Karmapa / Orgyèn Trinley Dorjè Massot Editions, March 28, 2019 - 288 Pages This book, written by the man who is recognized as the possible successor to the Dalai Lama, gives us to reflect, in a very clear and comprehensive way, on the interdependence of the two.

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transhumanism

Transhumanism: the great illusion

Transhumanism: the great illusion, by Bertrand Vergely Edition Poche / Le Passeur, 3 January 2019 - 320 Pages This book brings together three major essays by Bertrand Vergely on transhumanism and its excesses. An uncompromising and salutary reflection. Humanism is twofold. If it is the sense of respect

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philosophy

What's a Band-Aid?

Qu'on appelle panser ? by Bernard Stiegler Edition Les Liens qui libèrent, 7 November 2018 - 384 Pages Did we of course hear Frederic Nietzsche when he posited in 1879 and as a starting point that his philosophy should "begin not with astonishment, but with dread"? Did we really understand Felix Guattari when he said that his philosophy should "begin not with astonishment but with fear"?

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artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence or the challenge of the century

L'intelligence artificielle ou l'enjeu du siècle : Anatomie d'un antihumanisme radical, by Eric Sadin Edition L'Echappée (Collection Pour en finir avec), 19 October 2018 - 296 Pages C'est l'obsession de l'époque. Businesses, politicians, researchers ... swear by it because it suggests unlimited economic prospects and the emergence of a radical anti-humanism.

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modern technology

Function or exist?

Fonctionner ou exister? by Miguel Benasayag Edition Le Pommier / Essays and documents, 17 October 2018 - 240 Pages Stop missing out on our lives! But what is going on in our Western societies for the Ancients of yesteryear to have become "old", to whom

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The book smugglers of Daraya

Daraya's Book Smugglers - A Secret Library in Syria, by Delphine Minoui Seuil Edition, October 2017 - 160 Pages There is no prison that can lock up free speech. There is no blockade strong enough to prevent information from circulating. "Extract from the dissident's speech

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Miguel Benasayag

The singularity of life

La singularité du vivant, by Miguel Benasayag Edition Le Pommier - Collection Manifeste, 24 October 2017 - 224 Pages From the fields of digital and molecular biology, we are told that the differences between the living and the machine, between artificial intelligence and animal intelligence, between life and the living, between the living and the dead, between artificial intelligence and animal intelligence, between the living and the living, between the living and the living, between artificial intelligence and animal intelligence, between the living and the living, between the living and the living, between the living and the living, between artificial intelligence and animal intelligence, between the living and the living, between the living and the living, between the living and the living, between the living and the living, between the living and the living, between the living and the living, between the living and the living, between the living and the living, between the living and the living, between the living and the living, between the living and the living, between the living and the living, between the living and the living, between the living and the living, between the living and the living.

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mesology

There, on the banks of the Yvette river - Mesological Dialogues

Là, sur les bords de l'Yvette - Dialogues mésologiques, by Augustin Berque Editions éoliennes, 2017 On the banks of the Yvette, a very learned old man, Dr. No, and his granddaughter Mélissa, a high school student in her second year, talk about mesology - the science of environments, that is, the specific relationship that every being has with the environment.

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Against benevolence

Against the benevolence of Yves Michaud, Stock Edition, March 2016 - 192 Pages The reality is now everywhere: the power of religious fundamentalism, the rise of populism on both the right and the left, the discrediting of the political class, the rejection of the European construction, make the schemes obsolete.

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field democracy

Democracy in the fields

"Democracy in the fields. Du jardin d'Eden aux jardins partagés, comment l'agriculture cultivate les valeurs démocratiques" by Joëlle Zask - Edition La Découverte - Les empêcheurs de tourner en rond, March 2016 We are used to thinking that modern democracy comes from the Enlightenment, from the factory, from trade, from

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Miguel Benasayag

Brain increased, man decreased

"Cerveau augmenté, homme diminué" by Miguel Benasayag - Editions La Découverte, May 2016 The human brain knows, studies, explains and understands, to the point that it has come to take as an object of study... itself. And the new knowledge about how the brain works profoundly shakes up many of the beliefs that underlie the brain.

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Food

Food

Les Nourritures de Corine Pelluchon - Edition Seuil, January 2015 - 386 Pages This book is an original attempt to construct a "phenomenology of foods", starting from Levinas' intuitions on the dimensions that inscribe individual existence in a "living of": dependencies on the world, on food, on others,

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The race for performance

The race for performance

"LA COURSE À LA PERFORMANCE - Regards critiques de la philosophie sur la santé" by Gilbert LAROCHELLE & Françoise COURVILLE - Edition Beauchesne - 16 March 2016 " A book of synthesis where the critical views of a philosopher, Gilbert Larochelle, and a nurse, Françoise Courville, on the race cross paths.

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