1. Introduction Seven problems may be object of a broad philosophical reflection in different cultural/social/economical/environmental/institutional present scenarios. Simply put, high income inequalities (for example in Brazil 70 % of the population earn a maximum of one thousand dollars a month); missing/disrupt human inner developments on ethical values, social attitudes, human behavior and conduct; growing urban […]
There is a kind of literature that directly affects the reader—the transformative novel—influencing her process of becoming a responsive self socialized to an intentional ethical action and habituated to a particular shaping of her lived realities. The characters and situations encountered in these transformative novels people and define a reader’s moral imagination. The role of […]
William James famously wrote, “There are imaginations, not ‘The Imagination,’ and they must be studied in detail.” This pluralist declaration and imperative has been carried out to an increasing degree in philosophy and the social science in recent decades. Putting aside Sartre’s work and the phenomenological traditions’ mostly apolitical treatments of the imagination, the past […]
In this paper, I will attempt to read Camus’ later political texts as presenting art, and especially the novel, as a means of political rebellion which is nevertheless able to avoid any eschatological doctrines, which were seen by Camus as the main source of corruption for political movements in modern Western history. Camus’s arguments in […]
Abstract: Part of the power of John Dewey’s account of democracy is that it is a deep concept—democracy goes beyond periodic vote counting exercises and reaches into all of our everyday activities. Or more precisely, it should reach into all of our activities and interactions with others citizens.