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Mary Douglas, A Taste for Hierarchy
, 9 July 2018
Ronald Coase: A Century of Economics
, 8 March 2018
Miguel Abensour: Emancipation through Utopia
, 8 February 2018
Michel Chevalier: Visionary of Modern Europe?
, 29 January 2018
Leading 19th century statesman, political economist, architect of the 1860...
Françoise Héritier’s Activist Structuralism
, 20 November 2017
By asserting that structuralism is a fruitful approach to kinship relations...
, 25 September 2017
The Philosopher of Signs
Elinor Ostrom: Fighting the Tragedy of the Commons
Juan Camilo Cardenas
, 12 September 2016
Among the recipients of the 2009 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics was...
Arthur C. Danto or the Duality of Worlds
, 5 September 2016
What distinguishes a blank canvas from an empty frame? A simple object from...
On Improbable Success: The Case of Richard Hoggart
, 13 June 2016
Richard Hoggart (1918-2014), a poor child who went onto become a university...
Thompson: A Life of Struggle
, 14 March 2016
A great historian of the English working class, a major intellectual figure...
The Curious Monsieur Veyne
, 17 December 2015
Thanks to his work on Greco-Roman antiquity, his intellectual curiosity,...
Nancy Fraser and the Theory of Participatory Parity
, 14 September 2015
According to Nancy Fraser, the renewal of socialism requires a conflation...
Best of Books & Ideas, part 2: Intellectual Portraits
, 27 July 2015
A Summer Selection
The Tender Indifference of the World: Revisiting Albert Camus
, 28 May 2015
In an innovative study that returns Albert Camus’ early works to their...
Stéphane Van Damme
, 23 March 2015
Simon Schaffer and the History of Science
“The Greatest Discovery Ever Communicated to Mankind”
, 2 March 2015
George Combe and the Growth of Phrenology in Early Nineteenth-Century England
René Dumont: Utopia, Forty Years Later
, 19 February 2015
“Do we have the right to make bets on the future of mankind?” Forty-one years...
Ronald Dworkin: Law as Novel Writing
, 5 February 2015
Ronald Dworkin’s innovative and politically ambitious work has become...
A Tale of a Chinese Lawyer
, 1 January 2015
Now a well-known Chinese lawyer of the democratic dissidence in China,...
Joan W. Scott’s Critical History of Inequality
, 22 December 2014
For more than thirty years, Joan Scott has been informing and transforming...
Discussing Karl Polanyi, Understanding the Current Crisis
, 11 December 2014
Fred Block & Margaret Somers, two key members of an international...
Thinking Between Shores: Georges Devereux
, 27 October 2014
From the margins to which he was confined, Georges Devereux (1908-1985)...
Kenzaburō Ōe: The Barbarism of Reality
, 25 September 2014
Kenzaburō Ōe, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, is a controversial...
André Gorz: Thinker of Emancipation
, 28 August 2014
André Gorz’s multiform thought is entirely centred on liberation: from work,...
A Self-Subversive Temperament
, 23 July 2014
A Portrait of Albert Hirschman
The Need to Compare
, 4 February 2013
Jack Goody’s Historical Anthropology
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