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The Future of Values: 21st-Century Talks

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The Future of Values

21st-Century Talks

Jérôme Bindé
With a Preface by Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO

368 pages, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-57181-442-5 $135.00/£99.00 Hb Published (September 2004)

ISBN  978-1-57181-443-2 $34.95/£27.95 Pb Published (September 2004)


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“… a passionate plea for a society of knowledge.” • Le Figaro

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Genocide and community violence, the loss of ethical landmarks and social "order," lack of confidence in the viability of the prevailing system and economic forces: the 20th century has painfully challenged all our certainties concerning society, history, and humankind. This volume offers reflections on the likely nature of the values of the 21st century and addresses questions such as whether aesthetics will prevail over ethics, whether the third industrial revolution and its forms of globalization will shatter culture as we know it, hasten the decline of thousands of languages, or give rise to new forms of racism or "genism."

This volume, the second anthology originating from UNESCO’s "Twenty-first Century Dialogues," brings together about fifty scientists and researchers from the four corners of the world to ponder the future of values and humanity.

Contributors include: Arjun Appadurai, Jean Baudrillard, Peter Sloterdikjk, Paul Ricoeur, Julia Kristeva, Paul Kennedy, Jacques Derrida, Jacques Delors, Edward O. Wilson, Nadine Gordimer, Achille Mbembe, Adalbert Barreto, Trinh Xuan Thuan.

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.

Subject: Heritage Studies


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