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Face aux bouleversements qui secouent le monde et aux nouvelles puissances industrielles telles que la Chine ou l’Inde, l’Europe paraît souvent en perte de vitesse et démunie. Et cela continuera probablement si l’Europe croit devoir concentrer toutes ses forces dans cette concurrence économique entre nations et régions du monde, bien ancrée dans le paradigme industriel… » read more

Posted by Dominique Ostyn

Probably not, as this post will hopefully demonstrate. It will provide a few reflections on the differences between Pyrrhon’s skepticism and the instrumental skepticism of Nassim Nicholas Taleb, the author of the best-seller, “The Black Swan: The impact of the highly improbable”. Don’t expect from this post a review of the book, not even a… » read more

Posted by Laurent Ledoux

A tribute to François Vassart and Rudyard Kipligng out of a few reflections on “the world’s most dangerous idea”, Transhumanism In his 2002 book “Our Posthuman Future” and in a 2004 Foreign Policy magazine article, political economist and philosopher Francis Fukuyama designates Transhumanism the “world’s most dangerous idea” because he believes that it may undermine… » read more

Posted by Laurent Ledoux

Yes, I believe so. Imagination is not only necessary to “put yourself in the shoes of others” and try to understand their ethical viewpoint, which might be (radically) different than yours. It is also necessary to consider different ways to push forward what you see as “ethical” in a particular situation. In the attached documents… » read more

Posted by Laurent Ledoux