We are pleased to announce that the following universities have joined MDPI's institutional membership program:
Primary authors from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges as of 15 July 2015.
Primary authors from VU University Amsterdam and the University of Leeds will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges as of 1 August 2015.
Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.
Ben Lazare Mijuskovic offers in his book a very different approach to loneliness. According to him, far from being an occasional or temporary phenomenon, loneliness—or better the fear of loneliness—is the strongest motivational drive in human beings. He argues that “following the replenishment of air, water, nourishment, and sleep, the most insistent and immediate necessity is man desire to escape his loneliness,” to avoid the feeling of existential, human isolation” (p xxx). The Leibnizian image of the monad—as a self-enclosed “windowless” being—gives an acute portrait of this oppressive prison. To support this thesis, Mijuskovic uses an interdisciplinary approach—philosophy, psychology, and literature—through which the “picture of man as continually fighting to escape the quasi-solipsistic prison of his frightening solitude” reverberates.