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..
The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom
Finding happiness and the meaning of life, tasks that motivated the work of philosophy in its origins, are now the subject of intense and exciting research in the field of positive psychology. Jonathan Haidt has accepted the major challenge of addressing and answering these questions through a metho..
Love may be the blindest spot of our civilization. We talk, write, and sing about it, live for it, die for it, and yet love does not directly inform the way we structure our society. We have managed to digitally connect the whole planet but still struggle when it comes to understanding basic human i..
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.
Unlike the traditional approach to anthropology, which was governed by the working style of the natural sciences, Geertz proposes an anthropology closer to the human sciences, whose main task is not to measure and classify, but to interpret. In this way, Geertz restores the ideology of Kroeber and B..
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..
Let us not give wings to fear: fatalism is anti-evolutionary. Believing in free choice is the necessary condition to be free. These are Daniel C. Dennett's answers to the old questions: Are we free? Does freedom of action exist or are we only machines, whose engine is biological, evolutionary, mater..
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..