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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By joining our community as a member, you help PICT to increase its open-access content and expand its free in-person program!

News

PICT Humanities Program Goes Free!

From Spring 2023 onwards, PICT’s entire humanities program will be absolutely free for our members—this includes courses, children’s ateliers, and tours! PICT’s humanities program allows

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News

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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Articles

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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Events

PICT Panel: Hope, Fear & Tech

On Tuesday, 6 December 2022, PICT cordially invites you the panel, “Hope, Fear & Tech: Perspectives on Technology from the Humanities,” at the École des

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Articles

What Is Bio-Medial-Politics?

What Is Bio-Medial-Politics? by Natasha Lushetich (Dundee, UK) TO understand present-day biopolitics and how we can resist it, we need to talk about “bio-medial-politics.” The

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Depictions

Sigmund Freud’s America

Philip Alcabes Sigmund Freud’s America  Freudian thought has been embraced, actuated, and exemplified in contemporary America. This essay explicates four features of the trans-Atlantic instantiation

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Literature

Let My Friends Remember Me

Let My Friends Remember Me by Aşık Veysel (Turkish original – Sivas, Turkey)by David Selim Sayers and Evrim Emir-Sayers (English translation – Paris, France) THIS

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