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Mito, interpretación y cultura


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Myth, Interpretation and Culture [Mito, interpretación y cultura]

Mito, interpretación y cultura, as well as being required reading on the current state of the question of myth and its historical and cultural aspects, has the virtue of speaking about man and the nature of the crisis that accompanies him. Above all, however, it is a reflection on modern man's epistemological conditions and his capacity for expression through and beyond language.

Lluís Duch, an anthropologist, theologian and monk of Montserrat Monastery, is an unusually original and profound freethinker, whose work combines heterodoxy and rigour. The author of Religión y mundo moderno [Religion and the Modern World] (1995), Mito, interpretación y cultura [Myth, Interpretation and Culture] (1998) and Antropología de la vida cotidiana [Anthropology of Daily Life] (1999-2004) – among many other texts making up his singular philosophy of culture –, Duch writes for the media, including the El País and La Vanguardia newspapers, and is considered one of the most important voices in the Spanish-speaking world. In April 2011, he was awarded the Sant Jordi Cross, the highest distinction conferred by the Government of Catalonia.
 

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Antropología de la religión


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Anthropology of Religion [Antropología de la religión]

Given the interest currently aroused by religious phenomena, the primary aim of this anthropology is to offer the broad public an accessible, well-informed, critical introduction to their study.

Lluís Duch, an anthropologist, theologian and monk of Montserrat Monastery, is an unusually original and profound freethinker, whose work combines heterodoxy and rigour. The author of Religión y mundo moderno [Religion and the Modern World] (1995), Mito, interpretación y cultura [Myth, Interpretation and Culture] (1998) and Antropología de la vida cotidiana [Anthropology of Daily Life] (1999-2004) – among many other texts making up his singular philosophy of culture –, Duch writes for the media, including the El País and La Vanguardia newspapers, and is considered one of the most important voices in the Spanish-speaking world. In April 2011, he was awarded the Sant Jordi Cross, the highest distinction conferred by the Government of Catalonia.

Rústica Con Solapas 19.80 €
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Estaciones del laberinto


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Stations in the Maze [Estaciones en el laberinto]

On different, but deeply interconnected subjects, the seven essays comprising this anthropology share a basic interest: "Man's situation in the world" at the start of the 21st century. None of them refers directly to the critical – surely pre-war – situation of the present moment. However, allusions, indirect references and historical evocations permit a reconstruction of the stages in the path our culture has taken – and on which it continues –to reach this state of affairs.

Lluís Duch, an anthropologist, theologian and monk of Montserrat Monastery, is an unusually original and profound freethinker, whose work combines heterodoxy and rigour. The author of Religión y mundo moderno [Religion and the Modern World] (1995), Mito, interpretación y cultura [Myth, Interpretation and Culture] (1998) and Antropología de la vida cotidiana [Anthropology of Daily Life] (1999-2004) – among many other texts making up his singular philosophy of culture –, Duch writes for the media, including the El País and La Vanguardia newspapers, and is considered one of the most important voices in the Spanish-speaking world. In April 2011, he was awarded the Sant Jordi Cross, the highest distinction conferred by the Government of Catalonia.
 

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Epub 10.99 €

La lección de Auschwitz


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The lesson of Auschwitz [La lección de Auschwitz]

Every day many incidents happen to us that make absolutely no difference to the way we live in the world. However, sometimes, an incident suddenly becomes an event of real importance. Unlike incidents, important events can form, transform and sometimes deform us. In the view of the author of this book, Auschwitz is an event that has broken – literally ripped up – 20th-century history. After Auschwitz, nothing, neither culture, art, literature, philosophy, ethics, or pedagogy, is the same as before. After the experience of the death camps, the horror of death in concentration camps, it is necessary to rethink everything.

Auschwitz, however, is not only a historical event. Auschwitz is a symbol, a symbol of extreme evil, of the death factories that continue to exist in the world today. Joan-Carles Mèlich, following philosophers like Emmanuel Levinas, literary critics like George Steiner, poets like Paul Celan, anthropologists like Lluís Duch, and even testimonials from survivors like Primo Levi, among many others, proposes in this book an ethics and pedagogy for our time, an ethics and pedagogy nurtured on the hope that neither evil nor death will have the last word.

Joan-Carles Mèlich (Barcelona, 1961) teaches Philosophy of Education at the Autónoma University of Barcelona. He was a researcher for the "Philosophy after the Holocaust" project of the Spanish National Research Council (Madrid). He is the author of many essays.


 

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Hildegard von Bingen

y la tradición visionaria de Occidente



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Hildegard von Bingen and the visionary tradition of the Occident [Hildegard von Bingen y la tradición visionaria de Occidente].

The visions of Hildegard von Bingen reveal a rich symbolic universe, which is the subject of this book. Various approaches are used in an attempt to understand the visionary phenomenon, whether as an extraordinary experience or as an integral part of the creative process. Flowering images, their description and the plastic form given to them, are approached by contrasting the case of this 12th century Rhenish mystic with examples such as the Apocalypse of John of Patmos, the Orient of Light studied by the philosopher and professor of Islamic Studies, Corbin Herny, and the work of surrealist artist Max Ernst. Hildegard von Bingen’s creative imagination appears as the source of a visionary tradition in the West, both sacred and secular, with an aesthetic based on the value of images.

Victoria Cirlot Valenzuela (Barcelona, 1955) teaches Medieval and Comparative Literature in the Faculty of Humanities at Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona) and is the activities coordinator for the University Institute of Culture at Pompeu Fabra University. She is co-director of the El Árbol del Paraíso [Paradise Tree] collection of books, published by Ediciones Siruela, and vice-president of the Association of Bibliotheca Mystica et Philosophica Alois M. Haas. Her publications concern medieval culture (weaponry, chivalry, medieval art, Arthurian romance, lyric art of the troubadours, feminine mysticism), 20th century aesthetics and symbolism.

 



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Un extraño en nuestra casa


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A stranger in our house [Un extraño en nuestra casa]

Lluís Duch analyses the current crisis of the Christian churches (European Christianity). His starting thesis is that what is really in crisis is the image of the Christian god. His arguments are not theological in the classic sense, since they do not talk about God, but about the way in which men speak of God. Thus, in the field of his always original anthropology, he sets a series of questions to which conventional theology could not, perhaps, offer a response. The idea of God has become strange to us, since it has not been able to incorporate all the dizzying and disconcerting changes experienced by our world since the second half of the 20th century, and the emergence of radical evil in our collective history since Auschwitz. "The perennial relevance of God – says Duch – demands perennially contemporary images of God". His criticism has even greater force as it is comes from within the Christian Church today, with a discourse that is a source of creativity and renewal, and that can be effective in providing new arguments and responses for the reinvention of the Christian god.

Lluís Duch, an anthropologist, theologian and monk of Montserrat Monastery, is an unusually original and profound freethinker, whose work combines heterodoxy and rigour. The author of Religión y mundo moderno [Religion and the Modern World] (1995), Mito, interpretación y cultura [Myth, Interpretation and Culture] (1998) and Antropología de la vida cotidiana [Anthropology of Daily Life] (1999-2004) – among many other texts making up his singular philosophy of culture –, Duch writes for the media, including the El País and La Vanguardia newspapers, and is considered one of the most important voices in the Spanish-speaking world. In April 2011, he was awarded the Sant Jordi Cross, the highest distinction conferred by the Government of Catalonia.
 

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La moral como anomalía


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Morality as Anomaly [La moral como anomalía] Our period suffers from an overdose of morality. Contemporary culture has believed, in a very precipitous and puerile way, that the evils of this world are faced by a robust array of norms, values, criteria and principles, called morals, which would apply if humanity were rational, charitable, attentive and caring. Although disputes abound about how to describe all of the above and what to do to improve it, there is not usually any doubt that it exists or, at least, that its existence is desirable. However, perhaps the time is coming for detoxification from such excess. This provocative and bold book argues that morality is not a system of rules but a maze of anomalies. Antonio Valdecantos is a doctor of Philosophy and author of many philosophic works. He teaches moral theory and history of ideas at Carlos III University in Madrid.

Rústica Con Solapas 19.80 €
Epub 12.99 €

Globalización y salud mental


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Globalisation and mental health [Globalización y salud mental]

This set of texts explores the impact of globalisation on the inhabitants of the wealthy world, from different perspectives, but with a psychological focus. Mental distress is over-stimulated by the society in which we live, to the point where the certainties of yesterday, at times very restrictive, disappear and leave us with harrowing uncertainties: love, family, education, etc. have all changed their style. We have more, but do not seem any happier. Problems that have been studied for some time, like depression, body cult, addiction and couple violence, and "new" forms of suffering like fibromyalgia, narcissism and Ulysses Syndrome, are all analysed from a current perspective.

Antoni Talarn (Barcelona, 1959), a doctor in psychology, a psychotherapist and a specialist in Clinical Psychology. He worked in the Neuropsychopharmacology laboratory at San Pablo Hospital and was resident physician of the Puigvert Foundation's clinical psychology service. He is a senior lecturer in psychopathology at the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Barcelona.

He is the author of numerous articles in specialist journals and has published La consulta en Psicología Clínica [Consultation in Clinical Psychology], Manual de Psicopatología Clínica [Manual of Clinical Psychopathology], Sandor Ferenczi, el mejor discípulo de Freud [Sandor Ferenczi, Freud's best disciple] and Globalización y salud mental [Globalisation and mental health].
 

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Hacia una espiritualidad laica

Sin creencias, sin religiones, sin dioses



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Towards a secular spirituality. Without beliefs, without religions, without gods [Hacia una espiritualidad laica. Sin creencias sin religiones, sin dioses].

This book attempts to retrieve the human and spiritual wisdom of the great religious traditions for our time, in a cultural context that has become unavoidably secular.

We live in an age of radical changes affecting all spheres of our life, including religion. According to the author, however, far from lamenting the great crisis of the religions, we must face the challenge of cultivating a creative spirituality, free from the limits set by exclusive beliefs and orthodoxies. In order to do so, we must reread – with courage and in depth – the religions and spiritual traditions on which our ancestors founded their human and spiritual qualities. This is because we also need, now more than ever, human and spiritual qualities to guide our future and to manage sustainably our powerful sciences and technologies.

Marià Corbí Quiñonero, born in Valencia in 1932, has always lived in Barcelona, where she is the director of the Centre for the Study of Religious Traditions (CETR). With a degree in theology and a doctorate in philosophy, she has taught at the ESADE business and law school and the Vidal y Barraquer Foundation. She has dedicated her life to studying the religious and ideological consequences of changes generated by post-industrial societies and innovation.

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La darwinización del mundo


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Darwinisation of the World [La darwinización del mundo]

With Darwinism, biology concerns all possible cultural aspects, from philosophy, aesthetics, ethics, politics and religion to such a pure science as physics. In fact, Darwinism "biologises" reality in all its possible dimensions.

This essay discusses the impact of Darwin's theory of evolution on current philosophical thought confronted with authors like Heidegger, Dienstag, Sloterdijk and Rorty. For the author, the principle of natural selection prevails in a world where injustice, suffering and the exploitation of some by others is evident. However, this is more of a metaphysical than a physical principle – something that is not so surprising when we consider that it responds to a naturalistic world view.

Carlos Castrodeza Ruiz de la Cuesta (1945-2012), biologist and philosopher, was Professor of Philosophy of Science at the University Complutense of Madrid. A recognised authority on Darwin and Darwinism, Castrodeza's thought focuses on bioethical questions.

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La melancolía del ciborg


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Cyborg Melancholy [La melancolía del ciborg] Humans were born as a species of cyborg, apes with cultural and technical prostheses. Cyborgs suffer from melancholy because they have been uprooted: they are nostalgic for a natural world to which they cannot return. Melancholy is a characteristic state of cultural modernity – of an era that saw itself as exiled and having broken with tradition – a feeling that was made universal by print and travel. Between nature and culture, between the city on earth and utopia, between craft and imagination, the cyborg's space is defined by metaphors such as "border", "pilgrimage" and "nomadism", i.e. places in continuous metamorphosis, with a diversity of languages and peoples: places of exile. Fernando Broncano (1954) is Professor of Philosophy of Science at Carlos III University in Madrid. His work has focused on the notion of rationality – in both its theoretical and its epistemological and practical aspects – and, in recent years, has led him to study the relationship between science, technology and culture. He is the author of several works, including Mundos artificiales [Artificial Worlds] (2000), Saber en condiciones [Knowledge in Good Conditions] (2003), Entre ingenieros y ciudadanos [Between Engineers and Citizens] (2006), La melancolía del ciborg [Cyborg Melancholy] (2009) and La estrategia del simbionte [The Symbiont's Strategy] (2012).  

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Psicoanálisis al alcance de todos


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Psychoanalysis in Everyone's Reach [Psicoanálisis al alcance de todos]

Psychoanalysis suffers a double discrediting process. On one hand, the media trivialise it in the extreme, painting a pathetic picture of interminable therapies, apathetic analysts and sessions focused on sex and parents. On the other, in academic circles it is branded unscientific, the worst epithet that any discipline can receive.

All this – which already occurred in Freud's time – contrasts sharply with another double phenomenon, in this case one of recognition. Firstly, the huge number of professionals in medicine, psychiatry, psychology, sociology, philosophy and other subjects, who consider it of proven scientific and therapeutic value. Secondly, the enormous influence that psychoanalysis has had on Western society, perhaps only comparable to that of the ideas of Darwin and Marx.

Antoni Talarn (Barcelona, 1959), a doctor in psychology, a psychotherapist and a specialist in Clinical Psychology. He worked in the Neuropsychopharmacology laboratory at San Pablo Hospital and was resident physician of the Puigvert Foundation's clinical psychology service. He is a senior lecturer in psychopathology at the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Barcelona.

He is the author of numerous articles in specialist journals and has published La consulta en Psicología Clínica [Consultation in Clinical Psychology], Manual de Psicopatología Clínica [Manual of Clinical Psychopathology], Sandor Ferenczi, el mejor discípulo de Freud [Sandor Ferenczi, Freud's best disciple] and Globalización y salud mental [Globalisation and mental health].

 

Rústica Con Solapas 14.90 €
Epub 9.99 €

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