The rise of the extreme right in recent decades is an undeniable phenomenon. This book presents a reflection on the causes of the emergence of new parties of this family in Western Europe, as well as its consequences. It also raises other issues addressed in the academic literature on the extreme ri..
Autobiography of a Scarecrow received the prestigious Renaudot Prize for the best book of essays published in France in 2008. In its pages, Cyrulnik once again addresses resilience as the centerpiece of a discourse written with vigor and stylistic dexterity. This time, the author focuses on a specif..
The famous Inspector Craig goes on new and unusual adventures to learn more about the secrets of combinatorial logic: «I must confess that the subject intrigues me enormously. But I would like to know how, when and why it originated». Today, it has important applications in computing and artificial ..
Mathematician and combinatorial logician Haskell Curry, in besides being a specialist in systems theory and formal processes, was an avid birdwatcher. Motivated by the memory of the late Professor Curry, Raymond Smullyan chose birds as the combinatorial objects for some of the riddles that appear in..
Corruption has become one of the most important problems worldwide. It affects economic growth, generates inequality and delegitimizes public institutions. But even so, it is a phenomenon that is poorly understood by citizens, confused with other criminal phenomena and used politically with excessiv..
Who hasn't sat through tedious and unproductive meetings countless times? In business today, people are spending more and more time in meetings, and stories abound about what they have been forced to endure.
Meetings are a mechanism for action, so the need to improve them and get results is more ur..
Daniel Innerarity examines the features of democracy in the globalized world and wonders whether as citizens we are able to meet its demands. At present, the origin of some of the main political problems lies in the fact that democracy needs actors that it is incapable of producing itself. It is imp..
How to understand the suicide of a child? This shocking and neglected phenomenon constitutes the core of reflection of Dr. Boris Cyrulnik's new work.
The author reminds us that the meaning of death among children changes with age and is never the same as it is in adulthood. Cyrulnik does not postula..
Despite the years that have passed since the author presented these reflections as part of the «Man and Nature» series, her ideas remain fresh and affect us more than ever. From her long and mature experience as an anthropologist, Margaret Mead questions in this work the essence of history as a proc..
Martin Gardner will introduce you to the possibilities of "clock arithmetic" or modular algebra, developed by the genius Karl Friedrich Gauss. Curiously, the first interested in these calculations were some Popes, concerned about the ever-sliding dates of Easter. Did these Church dignitaries already..
«Happiness is never complete. Why, so often, does a surge of happiness cause the anguish of losing it? Without suffering, could we love? Without anguish and affective loss, would we need security? The world would be dull and perhaps we would not feel the pleasure of living in it». Boris Cyrulnik.
Far from schematizing, reducing or splitting human beings with misleading dualistic, behaviorist or materialistic explanations, the new human ethology reveals the surprising and extraordinary complexity and plasticity of our development and behavior. It is not at all a matter of «extrapolating» anim..