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With each happening and intervention, the PhɅAct Collective produces documents (texts and conference lecture slides). Most of them are available on request (check the list). Below is a selection from the PhɅAct Collective library. Related unpublished writings can be found in the libraries of The Academia and the LifeWorldTheories Labs.

Lecture ‘The Trouble with Justification’, seminar ‘Nuclear Policy in Argentina and the World’, organised by the Nuclear Regulatory Authority of Argentina in cooperation with the Argentinian Universidad de San Andrés and the Argentinian Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Buenos Aires, 25 April 2013.

Paper “The Trouble with Justification - Getting straight on the science and politics of nuclear energy”, published in the Elsevier journal Energy Strategy Reviews, (see also

Contribution to the review of the European Commission Horizon 2020 Programme as member of a group of 20 experts dealing with ‘socio-economic issues of energy governance’. The reflection is taken up as a set of responses to questions put forward by the EC in the 2012 Interdisciplinary StudyBenefits and limitations of nuclear fission for a low carbon economy: Defining priorities for Euratom fission research & training (Horizon 2020).

Flyer of the workshop ‘The human rights principle for sustainable development governance’, World Social Forum 2013, University Campus El Manar, Tunis, 27 March 2013.

Presentation “When Poetry becomes Suspicious - On the need for philosophical activism for global governance”, UGent - CEVI Workshop on Philosophical Activism, Ghent, 15 February 2013

Paper ‘The human rights principle for sustainable development governance’, Earth Systems Governance Tokyo Conference ‘Complex Architectures, Multiple Agents’, United Nations University Headquarters, Tokyo, 29 January 2013.

Lecture ‘A politics of confrontation for sustainable development governance’, Berlin Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change, Free University of Berlin. Berlin, 5 October 2012.

Invited essay for the newspaper De Morgen  “Energiebeleid zonder de mythes, met of zonder Doel 3”, presented on 21 August 2012 but finally withdrawn at own initiative

Poster of the “The Possibility of global Governance” Project, presented at the Conference “Planet Under Pressure”, London, 25 – 29 March 2012

Lecture at the Workshop "After 9/11 ‐ The Politics of Terror and the Terror of Politics", Centre for Ethics and Value Inquiry, University of Ghent, 12 March 2012.

Book Chapter “The Last Paradigm? Deliberate Visions on a Sustainable World”, Proceedings from the International Conference “Intellectual Topographies and the Making of Citizenship”, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, 10 – 12 Nov 2010.

Lecture “Governance Through Better Relativism – Seven Challenges to a Future Climate Change Debate” and research interactions at the 2nd Yale-UNITAR International Conference on Environmental Governance and Democracy, Yale University, New Haven, 17-19 Sept 2010

Lecture 'The Human Rights Principle for Sustainable Development Governance', United Nations World Summit on Sustainable Development, Rio de Janeiro, 11 – 23 June 2012.

Book Chapter “The Last Paradigm? Deliberate visions on a sustainable world.