Posts tagged : "Culture"

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Morality and religion in an interview with Prof. Roger Crisp

Morality and religion in an interview with Prof. Roger Crisp

Kourosh Ziabari - The humankind has always been busy with answering the questions on what is morally good and what is morally unacceptable as he wanted to adhere to what the members of the society admire and appreciate. People have always been after finding the codes of ethics and the behaviors which are morally justifiable. Although the citizens of liberal societies are less concerned with the issues of morality as they believe that what does not violate the freedom of others and does not molest them is socially acceptable, the fact that morality has historically occupied the mind of human being as a major question of life is undeniable, especially given that moral issues have always had religious implications, as well. Roger Crisp is...

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Iran is the most important country in world politics today

Iran is the most important country in world politics today

Kourosh Ziabari and Jérôme Guillet - Erri De Luca is an internationally-renowned Italian poet and writer. "Corriere della Sera" literature critic Giorgio De Rienzo has called him "the writer of the decade". He started writing since he was 20; however, his first book was published in 1989, when he was 39 years old. Upon graduating from high school in 1968, he joined the newly-established far-left, extra-parliamentary organization of Lotta Continua. The political activities of the organization were terminated early in 1976. Erri De Luca speaks several languages, including English, French, Hebrew and Yiddish. He is the author of several books including "Montedidio" which has won him The Prix Femina award. Erri De Luca has translated...

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Science fiction is the most powerful mode of writing

Science fiction is the most powerful mode of writing

  Kourosh Ziabari - Adam Roberts is a British academician, literary critic and science fiction writer. He has a degree in English language from the University of Aberdeen and a Ph.D. from the Cambridge University on Robert Browning and the Classics. He has been nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke Award of the best science fiction novel in 2001, 2007 and 2010. Roberts has published 11 novels of which the most prominent ones are Salt (2000), Stone (2002), The Snow (2004), Gradisil (2006) and Swiftly: A Novel (2008). Roberts' "Palgrave History of Science Fiction" has been translated into Chinese. Several reviews of his books have appeared on international newspapers and media outlets. Adam joined me in an exclusive interview to...

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Interview with Swiss philosopher Alain de Botton

Interview with Swiss philosopher Alain de Botton

Kourosh Ziabari - Alain de Botton is a Swiss public intellectual, author, philosopher, television presenter and entrepreneur living in the United Kingdom. He has written several books on literature, philosophy, art, travel and architecture. In August 2008, he established a new educational enterprise in London called "The School of Life". Among his prominent books are "How Proust Can Change Your Life", "The Consolations of Philosophy" and "The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work". De Botton is an honorary fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects. The title was awarded to him in recognition of his services to art and architecture. His books are translated into several languages and are among the best-selling works of literature in so...

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