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Future of Values: 21st-Century Talks

Future of Values: 21st-Century Talks

by Jerome Binde


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781571814425
Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/14/2004
Series: Critical Interventions Series: A Forum for Social Analysis Ser.
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Jérôme Bindé is Director of the Office of Analysis and Forecasting at UNESCO, where he is responsible for the cycle of the "Twenty-First Century Talks." He is the principal co-author of an international report on Un monde nouveau.

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations


Koïchiro Matsuura , Director-General of UNESCO


Jérôme Bindé



Aziza Bennani

Twilight, Clash or Hybridization of Values?

Chapter 1. Towards a Twilight of Values?

Gianni Vattimo

Chapter 2. Tactical Humanism

Arjun Appadurai

Chapter 3. From the Universal to the Singular: The Violence of the Global

Jean Baudrillard

Values and the Challenge of the Inhuman

Chapter 4. The Culture of the Inhuman

Hélé Béji

Chapter 5. The Devil’s Advocate, between the Ethical and the Systemic

Peter Sloterdijk

Serious Values or Frivolous Values?

Chapter 6. The Ethics of Complexity and the Problem of Values in the Twenty-First Century

Edgar Morin

Chapter 7. For a Subversive Genesis of Values

Mohammed Arkoun

Chapter 8. Towards a Frivolousness of Values?

Jean-Joseph Goux

Beyond the Aestheticization of Values?

Chapter 9. Art Beyond Aestheticism

Wolfgang Welsch

Chapter 10. Towards a Postmodern Ethic of the Aesthetic

Michel Maffesoli

Chapter 11. The Soul of Values

Victor Massuh

Towards the Reinterpretation of Values?

Chapter 12. Values and the Construction of Subjectivity

Candido Mendes

Chapter 13. Towards a Feminizing of Values?

Julia Kristeva

Chapter 14. The Rise of Associations and New Forms of Solidarity

Roger Sue

Chapter 15. Universal Project, Multiple Heritages

Paul Ricoeur

Towards the Century of the Spirit?

Chapter 16. The Emergence of Cognitive Civilization

Thierry Gaudin

Chapter 17. Religion and the Challenge of the Spiritual in the Twenty-First Century

Souleymane Bachir Diagne


Globalization and the ‘Third Industrial Revolution’

Chapter 18. Globalization and its Discontents

Paul Kennedy

Chapter 19. Globalization, Peace and Cosmopolitics

Jacques Derrida

Chapter 20. Science, Technology and Globalization

Francisco Sagasti

The New Technologies and Culture

Chapter 21. The Age of Access

Jeremy Rifkin

Chapter 22. Is Culture Threatened?

Michel Serres

Cultural Globalization and the Preservation of Diversity

Chapter 23. A Tamed Schizophrenia?

Daryush Shayegan

Chapter 24. Reconstructing Culture

Alain Touraine

The Future of Languages

Chapter 25. Colonization, Globalization and the Future of Languages

Salikoko S. Mufwene

Chapter 26. The Life, Death and Resurrection of Languages

Claude Hagège


The New Social Contract and Lifelong Education for All

Chapter 27. Towards Lifelong Education for All

Jacques Delors

Chapter 28. Education and Citizenship in the Twenty-First Century

Jelyu Jelev

Chapter 29. Women and the Future of Education

Fay Chung

A Natural Contract and the Future of Development

Chapter 30. The Natural Contract and Development in the Twenty-First Century

Jérôme Bindé

Chapter 31. The Future of Biodiversity

Thomas Odhiambo

Chapter 32. Environment and Development in the Approaches to 2020

Mostafa Tolba

Framing a Cultural Contract for the Twenty-First Century

Chapter 33. The Case for a Cultural Contract

Alain Touraine

Chapter 34. What Future for Cultural Pluralism?

Hélé Béji

Chapter 35. Culture in the Twenty-First Century: Cloning or Hybridization?

Eduardo Portella

Chapter 36. Towards an Ethical Contract? 233 Bioethics and the Future of Living Things

Ryuichi Ida

Chapter 37. Future Ethics and Politics

Edgar Morin

Chapter 38. Development in the Twenty-First Century?

Lord Meghnad Desai

Chapter 39. Shaping a Universal Consciousness

Luc Montagnier


The Human Impact of the Genetic Revolution

Chapter 40. Does Natural Selection Still Drive Evolution?

Edward Wilson

Chapter 41. From Genetic Mystification to Molecular Policing

Jacques Testart

Chapter 42. The Political Challenge of Genetic Engineering

Gianni Vattimo

The New Faces of Racism

Chapter 43. Racism, Globalization and the Genetic Revolution

Pierre Sané and Jérôme Bindé

Chapter 44. The New Aspects of Racism in the Age of Globalization and the Gene Revolution

Nadine Gordimer

Chapter 45. Genism, Racism and the Prospect of Genetic Genocide

George Annas

Chapter 46. Genome, Biology and Racism

Axel Kahn

Chapter 47. Racism as a Practice of the Imagination

Achille Mbembe

Chapter 48. The Changing Face of Racism

Elikia M’Bokolo

Self-Knowledge: Anticipating and Preventing Sickness of the Soul

Chapter 49. The New Maladies of the Soul Julia Kristeva Chapter 50. The Compression of Time and Sickness of the Soul Denise Bombardier Chapter 51. Exclusion and Sickness of the Soul Adalberto Barreto

Human Beings and the Future of the Universe

Chapter 52. The Future of the Universe: Big Bang or Big Crunch?

Trinh Xuan Thuan

Chapter 53. Cosmologies of the Future

Nicolas Prantzos

Chapter 54. Scientific Enquiry: Doubts and Certainties

André Brahic

Conclusion: In Search of Lost Time

Jérôme Bindé

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