The figures that Hannah Arendt reflects on in this book have in common only the times in which they lived: what were the responses of Karl Jaspers, John XXIII, Isak Dinesen, Walter Benjamin, Hermann Broch, Bertolt Brecht and others to the external conditions of the world during the first half of the..
Tantrums. Mealtimes. Boredom. Video games. The psychoanalyst Joseph Knobel Freud, in his long experience as a therapist, addresses in this book the main issues that torment parents today: some apparently more practical, such as good sleeping habits, and others more specific or alarming, such as abus..
For the first time, a synthetic and rigorous text on the constitutive principles of Lacan's work, which systematically exposes the theoretical-clinical foundations of the inaugural thesis of «the unconscious structured as a language».
Appreciated for the sobriety of its concepts, disconcerting for i..
The Culture of Control: Crime and Social Order in Contemporary Society
This book describes the dramatic changes in crime control and criminal justice that have taken place in Great Britain and the United States in the last 25 years. The author explains these changes by showing how the social organization of late modernity has brought about a series of political and cul..
Among all the virtues that illuminate our lives and constitute the foundation of society, hope is the most important. Without it, who would dare to take action, who would have the courage to face an unknown, uncertain and unpredictable future, how could we conceive of invention, art, beauty, friends..
The exact sciences start from the premise of "an independent reality, free from human interaction". Science studies - of which sociologist, anthropologist and philosopher Bruno Latour is one of the most prominent representatives - aims to reveal the human component that inevitably influences all sci..
The Magical and Realistic Celebration of Children's Resiliencie
This manual contains a series of proposals of activities to help professional and non-professional monitors to organize group workshops with children and adolescents who have been in contexts of social injustice, violence and mistreatment produced by adults.
After a long professional experience in t..
This book contains a manual to share our program, support and promote the maternal competencies of women, especially those affected by experiences of childhood abuse and/or partner violence, as well as different forms of violence: organized violence, war, genocide, mass rape, torture and exile.
New and challenging logic puzzles—the simplest brainteaser to the most complex paradoxes in contemporary mathematical thinking—from our topmost puzzle master («the most entertaining logician who ever lived», Martin Gardner has called him). Our guide to the puzzles is the Sorcerer, who resides on the..
This work questions existing theories of conscious mental processes and proposes a new physicalist but non-reductionist conception of consciousness.
What is consciousness? How can physical processes in the brain give rise to the activity of a conscious mind? These questions raise the most heated dis..
Sylvia Plath has been one of the great literary figures of the twentieth century, whose work has not yet exhausted the inspiration of her readers. But behind the appearance of the beautiful, blonde American housewife, with which the poet liked to present herself in her most successful years, are hid..
The Little Ice Age is a gripping story that covers a long period of Modern Europe (1300-1850) characterized by frequent, unpredictable and continuous cold waves that resulted in famine, disease and pain, but also in wonderful examples of the portentous adaptation of human beings to climatic changes...