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Matter and Explanation. On Aristotle's Metaphysics Book H
The main aim of my work – “Matter and Explanation. On Aristotle's Metaphysics Book Η” – is to show the argumentative unity of Book Η (VIII), which has been usually regarded as a mere collection of appendices to the previous Book Ζ. In my thesis I take on the main suggestion provided by M. Burnyeat i...
Sven Limbeck, REBIS (Abstract)
REBIS. Images of hermaphrodites as a media of alchemistry Sven Limbeck, Herzog August Library Wolfenbüttel Alchemie is an attempt, based on consideration and imitation, to understand the modes of action of the natural world of substances and make them productive in experimental activities. In so far...
Chapter V. Victor Cousin and the “poor metaphysics of Germany degenerated”
Most of those who tried to analyse, present and study Victor Cousin encountered a very specific problem. Among the classics in French, Hippolyte Taine, Paul Janet, Jules Simon or Jean Pommier will be considered; in Germans, in Dagobert Nellhaus, Hermann Joseph Ody, Bernhard Knoop or Alfred Cornelius...
The conclusion of the ‘Critical of Pure Reason’
, taking into account some interpretations of the Critic of Hazard Pura, the author argues that there is uncertainty about how metaphysical is feasible. In the absence of a proper conclusion, this question remains in the background to be, in some fashion, about the existence of God and a life of lif...
The Transfer of lied and the renewal of French poetry between 1840 and 1914 : critical discourse, translation, poetical reappropriation
From 1840 to 1914, numerous Germanophile writers deepen a task which has been undertaken since the turn of the nineteenth century, namely the transfer of Germanic lyrical poetry to France. The imported corpus, called lied in Germanic states and France, mainly consists in poetical works written betwe...
Call for “negative knowledge” communications — 21/23 November 2018
The call for communication is open: for more information, click here Proposals for communications to be sent by 31 May 2018 at the latest. The advent of Modernity was accompanied by a radical criticism of traditional metaphysics. Since the Enlightenment (particularly French) and even more so with Ni...
Carbon SIERRA, Amaury: Pressuriter Félix Varela and Morales. Metaphysical. Chapter II of the institutions of eccletic philosophy published for the use of young students.
LE LIVRE, ESPACE INTÉRIEUR OU INTERMONDE?
Lorenzo Soccavo - Prospective et Futurologie (Pour l'illustration ) Le livre est porteur de nombreuses métaphores et en ce sens il est bien un moyen de transport. Les livres portent, ils trans-portent du méta, à la fois de "l'au-delà de" (comme la métaphysique) et du profond (comme les métalangage...
The monster, or the sense of the variation : essay on a philosophy of life from the lessons of the teratology of Etienne and Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire
This thesis analyses the concept of biological monstrosity. This concept questions the nature of life and the power of reason. We study the teratology of E. and I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire in order to understand how they are successful to think monsters rationally. But both forget the normative dimens...
Negation and Diffraction of willl in education
Between 1880 and 1920 the academic institution of France, pedagogues and professors of pedagogy, teachers writing school reports and worried parents, have called upon the concept of will to explain failure where there is a lack of it, to galvanise energy where it is present and to raise the spirit i...
Distinguer/Expliciter. Web comme ontologie
Distinguishing/ Making Explicit. Web Ontology as Ontology of Operations. By taking seriously the “ empirical metaphysics” contained in the architecture of the Web, our goal is to grasp the kind of entities it came to distinguish. Yet, such distinctions are not understood as classical philosophical d...
Causation emanating from Plotin and Leibniz: creation or emanation?
(ISP — Higher Institute of Philosophy) — UCL, 2014
The release of the hand
The opposition between the constantly available hand of the man and the locomotive hand of the square constituted, under the most diverse points of view, a reason for reflection for philosophers, anatomists and palaeontologists. The privilege of the homo faber, the best organised tool in the brain o...
From Darwinian Metaphysics towards Understanding the Evolution of Evolutionary Mechanisms - A Historical and Philosophical Analysis of Gene-Darwinism and Universal Darwinism
Although Charles Darwin predicted that his theory “would give zest to [...] metaphysics,” even he would be astonished at the variety of paths his theory has in fact taken. This holds with regard to both gene-Darwinism, a purified Darwinian approach biologizing the social sciences, and process- Darwi...
For a meta-theory of psychotherapy
‘titrebSummary’/titrebThe diversity of psychotherapeutic methods and theories requires epistemological thinking, a meta-theory of psychotherapy. Whatever the profession of origin, psychotherapy requires training, which involves the person of the therapist: it is a treatment that is aimed at psychism...
The young Sartre and the old Sertillanges: the crossover of the creation
‘titrebSummary’/titrebSWithout falling into the trap of pseudo-scientific debates on the entropy of the universe or the cosmology of the ‘primitive atome’, Sartre and Sertillanges both fend to the true metaphysical concept of creation, i.e. the concept of ontological dependence. While Sartre denies...
The place and meaning of the horse in the Celtic Imaging
The horse is most often represented in the repertoire of Celtic Art, far before the wild boar, especially on monetary images. The reason for this has been sought in such varied and different explanations as the importance attached to livestock farming or the expression of a metaphysical concept. The...
The eterno return in Borges, Blanqui, Whitman: returns of philosophy from Nietzsche
Como Nietzsche, Jorge Luis Borges stated that the doctrine of eterno return should in some way be linked to etherhood. In its version, it is not the person as such who became eterno, but only the time when he returns. In contrast to what Borges and Nietzsche called eterno return, the purpose of this...
The victim of the ruse: comic and/or tragic character?
on the basis of a corpus which includes, alongside a later French theatre, the Elisabethan theatre and the Spanish Siècle d’Or theatre, we see, with a strange regularity, a man who falls into the trap of the ruse. He can eat and the bale then has no other purpose than to highlight a naïve or ridicul...
The One, a model of Bergson’s religious thinking?
'titrebRésumé’/titrebBergson criticised the entire western metaphysics, inherited from the platonico-aristotelician model, for his inability to think of a real possible maturation of things, a temp-invention, in which reality would get over as it develops — what he calls the duration — as opposed to...
The Premier de Numenius and the One of Plotin
‘titrebSummary’/titrebThe theology of Numenius, which defines the first god as a completely simple, solitary and transcending principle, played a major role in the construction of the plotinian henological. Although the latter is partly the heir of medioplatonician reflections, it also marks a real...
INDIVIDUALITY IN FICTION AND THE CREATIVE ROLE OF THE READER
International audience The main aim of the paper is to offer a solution compatible with Graham Priest’sNoneism and Amie Thomasson’s Artifactual theory which stresses the epistemic features ofthe notion of individuality in fiction in a framework where individuals are conceived of asfunctions (the fra...
A large tree and a superior man: the study of the nietzschéen intertext in “A King without entertainment” by Jean Giono
cett e contribution explores the intertext Nietz schéen in the novel A King without entertainment of Jean Giono. Nietz sche’s great tree is the metaphor and mesonymy of the superior man and the philosopher. At the same time, the image symbolises the idea of the will of power, one of the five key ter...
In the Parodic metaphysics company: Beckett Redux Descartes reader
Raymond Queneau. The mystery of origins
bring these passers-together to Le Havre, on Boulevard Maritime, at the beginning of the last century. Look at these two women who are on the way out, one of these Sundays of life, an umbrella by hand, coming from Sainte-Adresse. Their mystery is of no origin and endless. However, the writing will n...