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Philosophy: Is France falling behind in the race for ideas?

There are few countries around the world where philosophers make household names. France is one of them, and it's seen to have a rich philosophical tradition. But nowadays, are Europe and France running out of ideas?

There are growing fears the golden age of French philosophy is over and that France's role as a laboratory of ideas is coming to an end. Is France losing a war of ideas? And if so, what are the consequences?

 

By Ali LAIDI , Marlène HABERARD , Soumaya BENAISSA

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1970-01-01 Beyond Business

Winning the Games: What's the recipe for Olympic success?

The Olympics is a giant shop window for the host nation, providing priceless publicity.

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1970-01-01 Beyond Business

Weed and work: Could cannabis legalisation bring an economic jolt?

The debate on whether to legalise marijuana, and the health hazards associated with the drug, is a divisive one, and there are many strong opinions. But in recent years there's...

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Interest before profit: Making money by saving the world

The private sector is increasingly entering the humanitarian field, flipping the conventional model on how to make a buck.

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Race of ideas: is the US pulling away from France?

French intellectuals have helped to shape critical thought and Western philosophy. And France and French academic institutions used to attract thinkers from around the world. But...

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Knowledge is money: Business intelligence changes Burkina Faso's cotton industry

”Knowledge is power” is a well-known saying. But knowledge is also money. In Burkina Faso, West Africa, business intelligence is key for the local cotton industry.

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