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This front matter section of the book Future Matters: Action, Knowledge, Ethics contains the table of contents, list of figures, acknowledgements, and prologue. The book concerns contemporary approaches to the future – how the future is known, created and minded. In a social world whose pace continues to accelerate the future becomes an increasingly difficult terrain. While the focus of social life is narrowing down to the present, the futures we create on a daily basis cast ever longer shadows. The book addresses this paradox and its deep ethical implications.

Keywords: future; social life; social world



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