Membership is free and gives you the following advantages.
1. Test your ideas and debate the really important questions during our public events.
2. Exchange opinions, news, and ideas with other pluralists.
3. Make your projects truly critical through coaching and peer reviewing.
4. Get yourself and you projects featured on this website and our blog.
To become a member, you need to contribute to at least one of our projects and demonstrate, through your own projects, your affinity with either critical, postmodern or continental schools of thoughts. Contributions include taking part in our events (as expert or organiser), our research, digital projects or blog. We very much welcome suggestions for new research, projects, or events in your city.
If you’re interested, please use this form to explain your project or email us with a little description of yourself: contact -at- plural -dot- world.
Does Plural subscribe to an ideology? What’s your political affiliation?
Plural’s founder, Christophe Bruchansky, created the think tank because he could not find any institution linking continental philosophy with new technologies. There are many academic circles defending continental ideas, and many tech communities pursuing a positivist agenda, but none that bring the two worlds together.
Plural is not affiliated to any political party; it is committed to pluralism, and the necessary criticism of any power structure.
Concretely, all members must identify themselves with either pluralism, continental philosophy, critical theory, or postmodernism – we purposively keep it vague so that every member can bring their own interpretation. And they must follow the digressive approach when collaborating, which summarises the purpose of our projects.
We encourage the expression of any idea or personal opinion in our forums (events, social media, etc.), and we equally encourage their constructive criticism.
How are you founded? And who owns the work published on your website?
We are self-founded and rely mostly on volunteering. Work that is published on Plural is owned by their authors.
What are my obligations as a member?
We require a minimum engagement from our members, which can include participation at our events, peer reviews, collaborations on some of our projects, or on social media. We want to be relevant for our members!