When science takes its ease with racial symbolism

Abstract: Some authors use biology to interpret questions of psychology and sociology. This is the reductionist tradition —our behaviors would emanate from our physical constitution. Cultural symbolism is sought in biology, and if it is not found there, it would be illusory. I deliberately take a polemical example, the concept of race, to show that: … Read more

How to react to the exceptional?

“What would I have done in their place?” Sven Ortoli wonders as he walks the streets of Pompeii. Flee or stay as Vesuvius begins to agitate? The locals have never experienced or heard of an eruption. No scientific model. What to decide from scratch? Finding the right start Unfortunately, Sven does not know the UniPhiM1the … Read more

Freedom and fraternity distorted by equality

Discordance at the pediment Of the french republican trio equality-liberty-fraternity it is the third that has been most often erased and replaced by a less discouraging noun: charity of Christians, comradeship of communists, solidarity of socialists, humanitarian of NGOs. Less discouraging? Yes, fraternity is so easy to sully. Collectivism quickly derived into groupism. That of … Read more

Anti-note activism

The grading of students is regularly criticized. As a result, this method of evaluation will gradually disappear in favour of controlling the acquisition of knowledge. Can we completely replace one with the other? I will show that the anti-note discourse is blind, obscuring the presence of the social collective. Is the grading reductive? The first … Read more

From hard to enlightened solipsism

Abstract: Contemporary individualism is a false impulse of individuation. This is only conceivable in the relationship with the collective. But the collective is erased from the contemporary impetus, which has become a harsh solipsism: “My mind is everything”. How to find its enlightened version? By separating the powers of the Self and the Non-Self, by … Read more

A diagnosis of sociology

Abstract: On the occasion of an index published by the French National Education, which shows a growing educational segregation, I show that sociology and philosophy are lost in the description of symptoms without a real diagnostic approach. In question, the weakness of the psychological models of the human hidden behind the citizen. Neuroscience, which vampirizes … Read more

To be governed or not to be governed?

Does our contemporary society need a government or can it do without one? The question may seem delusional to some but not to Philosophy Magazine, which organized a debate between Catherine Malabou and Jean-Claude Monod on this subject. Darling Anar Anarchy is making a comeback! Two forms are distinguished, the libertarianism of big capital, and … Read more

Attacking identity or how to miss the right target

Abstract: It is not against identity that we must go to war but against the desperate individualism that ejects all traces of collectivism. History of an intellectual misdirection that lasts. Philosophical slippage “We never stop putting an end to identity” attacks Jean-Marie Durand in Philomag, commenting on the essay Le Siècle des égarés (The Century … Read more

Decline of science fiction and burial in the present

“Science fiction often presents humanity as a single entity: the crises and challenges they present must be faced collectively. This is why science fiction frequently conveys humanistic ideals and shared aspirations, such as “harmony in difference” and “unity in diversity”. Liu Cixin, SF author Technological and literary take-off My generation of boomers is the generation … Read more