Roberto Mangabeira Unger

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The National Development Agenda of China: The Next Step

Section: Interventions

The Professor visited the State Council Research Center in China on October 27, 2017 for a discussion on the next step on the national development agenda of China. The other two parts of this three part series are in this playlist.

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Imagining National Alternatives: Beyond Mental Colonialism in Economic, Legal, and Social Theory

Section: Interventions

The Professor visited Tsinghua in China on October 25, 2017 for a discussion on imagining national alternatives beyond mental colonialism in economic, legal, and social theory. The other part of this two part series is in this playlist.

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Making National Alternatives: China, Brazil, and the Path to National Development Now

Section: Interventions

The Professor visited Tsinghua in China on October 24, 2017 for a discussion on making national alternatives: China, Brazil, and the path to national development now. The other two parts of this three part series are in this playlist.

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China and the Alternatives Futures of the Knowledge Economy

Section: Interventions

The Professor visited the Central Party School in China on October 23, 2017 for a discussion on China and the alternative futures of the Knowledge Economy.

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The Religion of the Future (Book, 2015)

Section: Philosophy and Religion

The Religion of the Future was published in April of 2014 by Harvard University Press. I place here a complete draft of the book. Beginning with a criticism of major orientations in the spiritual history of humanity, it argues for a radical revision of the moral, political, and metaphysical ideas that have informed the revolutionary orthodoxy of the West, with its two-fold roots in the Semitic religions of salvation and in the modern secular projects of democracy and romanticism. It should be read alongside The Self Awakened (2007) and my work in natural philosophy, The Singular Universe and the Reality of Time (with Lee Smolin).

The Complete Text (468 pages)

The Singular Universe and the Reality of Time (Book, 2015)

Section: Philosophy and Religion

The Singular Universe and the Reality of Time, written with Lee Smolin, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2015. Together with The Self Awakened and The Religion of the Future, this work of natural philosophy generalizes my ideas. It presents, in the context of an engagement with cosmology and physics, the vision of a universe in which everything, including the structure and the laws of nature, changes sooner or later.

The Complete Text (543 pages)

Inclusive Vanguardism: The Alternative Futures of the Knowledge Economy

Section: Economics

Video of a discussion at the OECD, Paris, on May 5, 2017.

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Beyond Nihilism (YouTube Series)

Section: Philosophy and Religion

Thinking about the almost unthinkable.

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