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The Technological Society by Jacques Ellul

A Book Review by Adam Zmarzlinski   To read Jacques Ellul’s The Technological Society is to begin a self-reflective journey through one’s own day-to-day interactions with technology. Part-history and part-political sociology, the text is...


The Road to Oxiana by Robert Byron

Much has changed in the Middle East since Robert Byron’s 280-page travelogue, The Road to Oxiana, hit bookstore shelves in 1937: the Islamic Revolution overthrew the Shah of Iran, vast swaths of Palestine became...


After Existentialism – UK Sartre Society

After Existentialism: UK Sartre Society conference Tuesday 18th July 2017 Maison Française, Oxford 9.00am – 5.00pm Keynote Speaker: Prof. Christina Howells (Oxford) Submitted Papers: The Second Sex: from idealism to materialism and back, Katja Čičigoj...