On the sociogenesis of norms

Franz Ofner, retired professor at University of Klagenfurt, Austria (also known as Alpen-Adria-Universität), sociologist, Member of our Institute, did research on the emergence of norms following George Herbert Mead (see here) and Jürgen Habermas. His latest article has been published…

The Logic of the Third: A Paradigm Shift to a Shared Future for Humanity

The book is out. Find it here. Let me announce it: I finished the manuscript of my book before the new cold war turned hot, pushing humanity to the brink of a World War III. The heating of the planet,…

Alliance with nature/technology for alliance: Bloch in Leipzig

The befriended Ernst-Bloch-Assoziation held an open conference on the topic of Bloch’s “Naturallianz/Allianztechnik”. Philosopher Bloch coined these terms to call for a new relationship of humans with nature to be practised by a new kind of technology. The venue was…

Optimists at Berlin-Friedrichshagen Wiener-Schmidt Prize ceremony: paradigm shifts for a common future

The GSIS Emergent Systems, Information and Society Research Group – which is also a working group at the Leibniz Society of Science to Berlin e.V., Germany (LS) – organised, within the framework of the LS and together with the German…

Digital Humanism: A Philosophy for 21st Century Digital Society

A new book by Christian Fuchs, now Paderborn University, Germany. The publisher, Emerald, announces: Our contemporary global digital society is not always a good place to live. Authoritarianism, hatred, false news, post-truth culture, the COVID-19 anti-vaccination movement, COVID-19 conspiracy theories,…

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