12 philosophical essays that marked 2022

12 philosophical essays that marked 2022

You have not been able to follow all the editions of the year, in the “philosophy” section of your bookstore? Don’t panic! Jean Marie Durandin charge of the book section, offers a selection of essays that you should not miss this year.

Claire Marine, To be in her place (Observatory)

Philosopher of the fragility and trials of life, Claire Marin it questions this familiar feeling of being out of place in existence: how do you create a place for yourself? Sensitive and embodied reflection, imbued with a taste for literature and thought [lire notre article]. Available here.

Nastassja Martin, east of dreams (Discovery)

Anthropologist, he discovered in 2019 Believe in the beast, suggests in this new study of the population of reindeer herders, the Evensa study of animism as a possible response to the ecological crisis [lire notre article]. A critique of Western certainties as much as a way of re-enchanting the world. Available here.

Sophie Galabru, The face of our anger (Flammarion)

In his first book, the young philosopher Sophie Galabru it rehabilitates an affect greatly devalued by the philosophical tradition and feared by existing authorities [lire notre article]. Anger has its reasons and its reason. Available here.

Ilaria Gaspari, A small philosophical manual for big emotional people (poof)

Looking back, through her personal experiences, at our common emotions (anxiety, remorse, jealousy, wonder, etc.), the Italian philosopher invites us to believe what they say about ourselves and others. [lire notre article] ; emotions are what make us human, too human. Available here.

Amia Srinivasan, The right to sex (poof)

Investigating in her first text translated in France sensitive topics – pornography, prostitution, the politics of desire… – about which the feminist consensus is not important, Amia Srinivasan calls feminism to “to ask questions that many feminists would rather avoid” [lire notre article]if it wants to extend its long emancipatory history. Available here.

Helene Loevenbruck, The mystery of inner voices (about Christmas)

What is the inner voice, which doubles at least our sensations as each of our conversations? Is it a voice, if it is quiet [lire notre article] ? So many dizzying questions he asks Helen Loevenbruckdrawing inspiration as much from neuroscience as from philosophy and literature. Available here.

Claude Romano, Human identity in dialogue (Prague)

In a demanding text, Claude Romano deviates from the previous concept of identity, signifying belonging to a group, in order to attract him to the concept of ipseity [lire notre article]. Clarification of the principle of identity, as a way of existence. Available here.

Lionel Naccache, Apology of discretion (Odile Jacob)

For this neurologist who maintains a fruitful dialogue between neuroscience and philosophy, but also the Talmud and cinematography [lire notre article]concept, mathematically as well as psychologically, o discretion – that is, on the basis of measurable and isolated individual entities, rather than continuous ones – enables us to answer our ethical or political questions. Available here.

Stephane Madelrieux, Philosophy of radical experiments (Prague)

Throughout our lives, everyone can distinguish radical, passionate experiences from ordinary experiences, which connect us to the ordinary course of life. Although it is customary to place more value on the former, as the great philosophical tradition does, Stephane Madelrieux [lire notre article] questions the meaning of this separation, suggesting that ordinary people have as many emancipatory resources as radicals. Available here.

Pierre Cassou-Nogues, Benevolence of machines (Prague)

Can we believe, contrary to the common idea of ​​hostile artificial intelligence, that one day machines may become benevolent towards us? Pierre Cassou-Nogues explores our relationship to modern technology and its effects on the way we think and live [lire notre article]through fiction, and for the worse… and for the better! Available here.

david berliner, Become another. Heterogeneity and plasticity of self (Discovery)

Becoming someone else: the idea of ​​escaping from oneself has been running through our heads since childhood. Anthropologist David Berliner anchor this “exo-experience” at the heart of our present time [lire notre article]. The zeitgeist, tired, sad and monotonous, pushes this elasticity more than ever. Exploring these mischievous players who defend a “politics of multiplicity and plasticity”. Available here.

Paul B. Precious, Dysphoria of the world (Grasset)

defining itself as a “mutant subject” wanting to live outside the binary regulations of society [lire notre article]transgender philosopher Paul B. Precious he expands in his imposing essay Dysphoria of the world the notion of gender dysphoria to all dissident social practices. Available here.

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