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La asamblea funciona como una práctica deliberativa y resolutiva; directa, natural y propia de la humanidad y fundamentalmente de las clases subalternas.
I often write about how America's leading successes in politics and business cheat more than the rest of us (in their marriages, on their taxes, in gaining advantages for their children ). As I said in " Why Policiticans Get Laid More: The Low Road to the High Life ": "How many male readers—who will never achieve political office or become multimillionaires like Bill Clinton—would accept oral sexual favors from a 21-year-old woman at work? You wouldn't?
Para Humberto Maturana, biólogo y epistemólogo chileno, lo peculiar humano está relacionado principalmente con el lenguaje y su entrelazamiento emocional.
What's the Big Idea?
What is critical thinking? According to my favorite critical thinking text , it is This involves identifying and analyzing arguments and truth claims, discovering and overcoming prejudices and biases , developing your own reasons and arguments in favor of what you believe, considering objections to your beliefs, and making rational choices about what to do based on your beliefs.
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Social psychologist Jon Haidt knows how to stir up a controversy.
La discusión sobre cuál es la mejor manera de llevar a cabo la dirigencia universitaria siempre está presente en la contingencia estudiantil. Tanto en la UC como en la CONFECH (Confederación de Estudiantes de Chile) son muchas las personas que sostienen que los representantes de los alumnos no podemos defender nuestras propias posturas ante los distintos temas que se van suscitando, como la llamada “píldora del día después” o el proyecto de Ley General de Educación (LGE).
When mentioning Rio de Janeiro, one normally thinks of beaches, bikinis, soccer, and slums. But this week there is something else going on in Rio which could determine the fate of humanity. (the +20 refers to the 20 years that passed since the 1992 Rio conference on climate change ) and many world leaders are making an appearance.
Ken Wilber is the author of over twenty books.
The Baining—one of the indigenous cultural groups of Papua New Guinea—have the reputation, at least among some researchers, of being the dullest culture on earth. Early in his career , in the 1920s, the famous British anthropologist Gregory Bateson spent 14 months among them, until he finally left in frustration. He called them “unstudiable,” because of their reluctance to say anything interesting about their lives and their failure to exhibit much activity beyond the mundane routines of daily work, and he later wrote that they lived “a drab and colorless existence.”
Market failure is a concept within economic theory describing when the allocation of goods and services by a free market is not efficient . That is, there exists another conceivable outcome where a market participant may be made better-off without making someone else worse-off.
Over at Andrew Sullivan's always-interesting blog, there's a discussion concerning how ever-smaller, ever-cheaper drones will affect the evolution of war.
Senator Bernie Sanders echoed the sentiments of many last week when he called for a constitutional amendment to repeal the notion of corporate personhood.
The bitter, unresolved partisan struggle over our national debt, culminating in a near-default and an historic credit downgrade by the ratings agency Standard & Poors, is above all a struggle over competing visions of fairness - and ultimately a battle for the soul of this country.
Latin America - History / Political Economy