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A History of Racism (Une histoire du racisme)

HISTORY Racism takes many shapes. All of them have an origin, a date and a place of birth. This book aims to examine their numerous genealogies. Skimming through the Greek-Roman world, Middle Ages and the classic period, it endeavours its forms in the XIXth and XXth centuries, from the Dreyfus affair to the Shoah, from […]

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The Greek Sculpture (La Sculpture grecque)

HISTORY OF ART From the Charioteer of Delphi to the Parthenon friezes, from the Venus de Milo to the Victory of Samothrace… This book offers a journey through the splendors of Ancient Greece. Sculpting is THE Greek art and, as painting and music have almost disappeared, the only one we can follow in its continuing […]

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To Live and Philosophize (Vivre et philosopher)

PHILOSOPHY In 1991, Marcel Conche accepted to answer in writing to thirty questions asked by the philosopher Lucile Laveggi. These questions are about happiness, illusion, appearance, beauty, war and about politics, faith, unbelief, Parménide and other subjects, and according to Marcel Conche, “I have answered in good faith within the limits of my sincere perception […]

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An Analysis of Love and Other Topics (Analyse de l’amour et autres sujets)

PHILOSOPHY This series of texts is mainly what Marcel Conche calls the “necessary return to the Greeks.” In substance, this means thinking the world according only to our resources, those of reason, by setting aside religious ideas (“God,” “the immortal soul,” etc.), even if modern philosophy (with the notable exception of Spinoza) has always been […]

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The Practice of Meditation (Pratique de la médidation)

SELF-DEVELOPMENT | PRACTICAL GUIDE ELLE Magazine: Everybody is talking about it, but nobody really knows what it’s about. It all becomes clear thanks to the new book by Fabrice Midal. […] False ideas are swept away, old hippie cliches are swiped away: the author, which has been meditating for 25 years, is a philosopher, publisher […]

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I Was Blind But Now I See

Click here to read the full article on James Altucher in Bloomberg Businessweek of November 17, 2011. James Altucher: The most interesting man in the world – Forbes Mr. Altucher is simply practicing what he preaches. Over the last half-decade, this former tech entrepreneur, venture capitalist and financial pundit has reinvented himself as a gimlet-eyed self-help guru, […]

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Sophie in Weimar. A Princess of Orange in Germany.

The liberal Sophie of the Netherlands (1824-1897) is the youngest child of King William II and Queen Anna Pavlovna. Due to her modest nature, the Grand Duchess Sophie Von Sachsen Weimar Eisenach has been almost entirely overlooked in the Dutch-German history. And yet this humble princess of Orange was a woman of world-class culture, who […]

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How To Be The Luckiest Person Alive!

James Altucher: The most interesting man in the world – Forbes Mr. Altucher is simply practicing what he preaches. Over the last half-decade, this former tech entrepreneur, venture capitalist and financial pundit has reinvented himself as a gimlet-eyed self-help guru, preaching survival in an era when the American Dream — the gold-embossed college diploma, the corner office, […]

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The Kitchen Chronicles: 1001 Lunches with J. Krishnamurti

The Kitchen Chronicles is a moving and surprisingly humorous memoir by the cook to one of the 20th Century’s great figures, Indian-born philosopher J. Krishnamurti. In a modern quest for truth the author chronicles the daily life in Krishnamurti’s kitchen and at his table. This insightful, fast-paced memoir reveals the private life of Krishnamurti, his […]

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