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About the book
In Power and Powerlessness, philosopher Tinneke Beeckman takes the Charlie Hebdo shooting in Paris as the starting point for her investigation into the causes of political and religious conflict in democratic societies. She stresses that ideals such as truth and universal equality have become obsolete. In their stead, ambiguous postmodern thinking seemingly dominates, constantly underlining the relativity of truth and moral values. This has led both to a sinister fundamentalism and to a persistent neoliberalism.
Referring to historical and contemporary thinkers, Beeckman presents us with opportunities for recovery in this revealing and absolutely essential book.