For many years, Tportal has been following events at Interliber and has provided a detailed guide through the fair....Read More
Dear readers, it is a great pleasure to invite you to this year's Interliber international book fair from 13th to 18th...Read More
The book of the month in November is The Spirit of Enlightenment, a French-Bulgarian historian, philosopher, sociologist and essayist Tzvetan Todorov. On the occasion of the release of his new book The Triumph of the Artist, the title from 2015 can be purchased at a promotional price.
What is the spirit of the enlightenment and what does it stand for? In a back-and-forth between past and present constant, in his book The Spirit of Enlightenment Tzvetan Todorov clears the outline of this thought, without taking his eyes of our time. At a time when the debates about ideas rarely appear in the mainstream media, Tzetan Todorov outlines the spirit that has largely determined our thinking and our current Western societies. The book recalls the outline of some schools of thought: to choose at the expense of what is imposed on us by an outside authority; the emancipation and the autonomy. Desecration of dogmas and institutions. Knowledge of the world abstracted from two sources: reason and experience. One must make sense of his earthly existence, and the state must not turn to the Divine service, but to the well-being of all the citizens. The separation of powers, the defense of the individual, equality of rights, the plurality of ideas, discussion, human rights, these are ideas that Todorov deals with.Open
Edgar Morin is a French philosopher and sociologist who is internationally recognized for his work on complexity and "complex thinking", as well as for his scientific contribution to various fields, such as media studies, politics, sociology, visual anthropology, ecology, education and biology of the system. Knowledge, ignorance, mystery is the second Morin's book that we will publish in the Janus collection. "I live more and more with the consciousness and the feeling of the presence of the unknown in the known, the enigma in the banal, the mystery in all things and, in particular, the advances of a new ignorance in each advanced knowledge, "says Edgar Morin. Thus he undertook in this book to patrol the new territories of knowledge, where reveals an inseparable trio: knowledge,...Open