The Paris Institute For Critical Thinking

The Paris Institute for Critical Thinking (PICT) is an independent, volunteer-run, non-profit institute with no state or corporate backing. We provide a public space for the humanities and arts, unregulated by the gatekeepers of traditional higher education.

PICT Manifesto 2021


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PICT Gets the French Touch!

(version française ci-dessous) PICT has always built bridges between our native Paris and the Anglophone world. We have lectured on Parisian landmarks from the Eiffel

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The Real Academy in Exile (Censored)

Image: Ulysses Deriding Polyphemus, J. M. W. Turner (1829) The Real Academy in Exile (Censored) by David Selim Sayers (Paris, France)1 For Talât Halman Sansürün çıkardığı

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How to Déplier Baroque

How to Déplier Baroque Interview with Marina Nordera by Tatiana Senkevitch (Paris, France) WHETHER one thinks of the Baroque as a specific historical period or as an

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