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New Radical Enlightenment
Nueva ilustración radical
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WINNER OF THE CITY OF BARCELONA AWARD 2018 (ESSAY, SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES)
Authoritarianism, fanaticism, pessimism, terrorism… just some of the side effects of the powerful anti-enlightenment reaction that has come to dominate today’s narratives. Facing our current civilization in crisis there seems to be only two ways out: condemnation or salvation. But this dilemma is actually a surrender: a rejection of the freedom to work together to improve the condition of our lives. Why do we fall for these apocalyptic views? What fears or opportunism feed them?
This book argues the case for a radical enlightenment and an aggressive fight-back against the oppressive dogmas of our age. A new social contract.
«Marina Garcés is the thinker of Spanish social movements and insubordination. Her education is both based on Gilles Deleuze and street protests» (Matías Néspolo, El Mundo).
«This book leaps and sparkles wildly in an age in which so many talented people have settled in Retroland» (Manuel Rivas, El País).
«The most succint and ambitious Spanish essay in a long time… Marina Garcés’ book argues that even though we live in the information age, we’re still hopelessly illiterate» (Víctor Lenore, El Confidencial).
«A powerful book, full of inspiring ideas» (Jordi Nopca, Diari Ara).
«Books like this one –brief and strong– encourage the reader to grow up in unexpected ways» (Vicenç Pagès Jordà, El Periódico).
«Marina Garcés insists on demonstrating through her acts the ideas she supports intellectually: philosophy is a transformative and endless power, a way of living» (Eudald Espluga, PlayGround).
TRANSLATION RIGHTS SALES
- Germany/Austria (Turia + Kant)
- France (La Lenteur)
- Brazil (Editora Âyiné)
- Italy (Nutrimenti)
MARINA GARCÉS (Barcelona, 1973) is a philosopher and professor at the University of Zaragoza. Her thought is a statement of commitment to life as a common problem. This is why she develops her philosophy both within and beyond the classroom as part of a wide-ranging experiment with ideas, learning and ways of intervening in today’s world. She is the author of several books, including Un mundo común [A World in Common] (Bellaterra, 2013), Filosofía inacabada [Unfinished Philosophy] (Galaxia Gutenberg, 2015), Fuera de clase [Beyond the Classroom] (Arcadia, 2016) and Ciudad Princesa [Princesa City] (Galaxia Gutenberg, 2018). Since 2002, she’s been a driving force behind the Espai en Blanc project.