Author Archives: Giorgio Bertini

About Giorgio Bertini

Research Professor. Founder Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++

A pandemic of boredom

It was just the two of them: on a raft, lost, floating off the coast of Africa—the lone survivors of a shipwreck. Years before, struck with stupendous boredom, Hymie Basteshaw decided to become boredom’s master. He read what others wrote … Continue reading

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Pandemic practicalities and how to help teenagers manage time at home

IIt’s May and many of us have fond memories of springtime when we were in high school. There was some stress from exams and final papers to be sure, but also more outdoor activities, sports, banquets or awards assemblies, proms, … Continue reading

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The fruits of social anger

To those who say anger is destructive or pointless: Not so! Getting angry spurs and sustains us to take action for justice You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words. And yet I’m one of the … Continue reading

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For a child, being carefree is intrinsic to a well-lived life

Some people are lucky enough to look back at their childhood with affection for a time in life without much stress and anxiety. They might think of long hours spent playing in the backyard free of worry, or pursuing projects … Continue reading

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COVID-19: Guía de antídotos éticos para sacar al planeta de la UCI

La pandemia provocada por el SARS-CoV 2 ha pillado al “sistema inmune social” en una situación de enorme debilidad. A ese sistema han contribuido importantes procesos de transformación hacia la “sociedad del bienestar” tras las catástrofes de las dos guerras … Continue reading

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Collective Intentionality and the (Re)Production of Social Norms

This article aims to contribute to a critical ontology of social objects. Recent works on collective intentionality and norm-following neglect the question how free agents can be brought to collectively intend to x , although x is not in their … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Is like an X-ray of Society

The disease’s unequal impacts on different segments of the population are illuminating long-standing structural injustices. In many ways, coronavirus has functioned like an x-ray. With the flip of a switch, it has stripped us of our skin and revealed our … Continue reading

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The philosophy of social practices: a collective acceptance view

This philosophical and conceptual study shows how social practices (customs and traditions) are “building blocks of society.” Raimo Tuomela systematically reveals how social institutions are constructed from these “building blocks.” His analysis is based on the novel concept of shared … Continue reading

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The Cultural Background of Acting Together

When a baby is born today in San Francisco, the American nurses might advise the parents: “Always put a hat on your baby’s head. Babies give off heat through their head, so you must keep it from getting too cold.” … Continue reading

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The Background of Social Reality

This volume aims at giving the reader an overview over the most recent theoretical and methodological findings in a new and rapidly evolving area of current theory of society: social ontology. This book brings together philosophical, sociological and psychological approaches … Continue reading

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