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Francis Fukuyama, 'The Origins of Political Order'

The Origins of Political Order, Volume 1 of Francis Fukuyama’s monumental two-volume history of the state, is a readable and compelling account of political development over the past few thousand years. 1,168 more words

Development

OUR THYMOTIC PATHOLOGY - 1: Fukuyama and Sloterdijk

The ancient Greeks had a concept called thymus which, they believed, explained our unconscious impulses to act. In the Iliad, Achilles does not act consciously, but rather it is Apollo who inspires him to go to battle by stimulating his… 2,020 more words

Philosophy

Fukuyama’s dubbele bodem

Lezing bij Perdu, 26 februari 2016.

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Essays

GETTING HUMANITY OUT OF ITS DEPRESSION

If we are with someone who is depressed we might tell them that only they themselves can pull themselves back on track, and the reason for giving this advice is simple – the purposes and grounds that determine and support our lives are individual, personal ones. 693 more words

Philosophy

Darwin, Batman, and the End of History

This week’s reflection material:
“History: What & Why? Ancient, Modern and Postmodern Perspectives”
By Beverley Southgate

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“The Historian and The Believer: Faith and History in Contemporary Theology” 1,280 more words

History

The primacy of politics for development

It’s the politics, stupid.

I have always thought politics was incredibly important, because it tells us not just what needs to change, but how it’s going to change.

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