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What The Fcuk Is A Problem (And How To Save The World)?

An inconspicuous, disastrous, and widely undetected intellectual blunder obstructs the efforts of societies to solve the problems and dissolve the multiple crises they face. It is a lack of understanding what problems are, the implicit belief that ‚the problems‘ are out there and ‚we‘, perhaps the whole of humanity, share them or just have to pick them up. This mistake, common across intellectual culture and … What The Fcuk Is A Problem (And How To Save The World)? weiterlesen

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What The Fcuk Is Value (And Its Politics)? Part I

An old question has recently been put on the agenda of academic and public thought again: the question of value that had occupied great minds from Aristotle to Smith and Marx long ago, before it got lost. Those who want to debate it again are heterodox economists who believe that answers to such questions make a difference in real-world politics. But what was that debate … What The Fcuk Is Value (And Its Politics)? Part I weiterlesen

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Homage to Mario A. Bunge (1919-2020): Great Transformations Require Sound Philosophical Foundations

If it is true that the good die almost unnoticed, what about the best? On February 24th 2020, Mario A. Bunge passed away. For vulgar inductivists this is a surprising event, given that Bunge was born on 21st September, 1919. Those who know (some of) his work consider this to be a tremendous loss to intellectual culture in general and philosophy specifically. Most readers, to … Homage to Mario A. Bunge (1919-2020): Great Transformations Require Sound Philosophical Foundations weiterlesen