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The Passage from an individualism of universality to an…

A singular individualism, a greater autonomy in the company leads to a growing existential anguish. Pierre Rosanvallon shows that the transition from a universalist individualism to an individualism of singularity will make political action…
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We have lost the joy that comes from the tragedy of life.

Reading in parallel the sociologist Eva Illouz and the philosopher Clément Rosset on how the industry of happiness has taken control of our lives and the joy that comes from being aware of the tragedy of existence, I thought to myself: how can we…
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What the result of French municipal elections of June 2020 tells…

Make no mistake about it, there is a form of continuous disengagement since the presidential election of 2017. Of course, the right/left divide has not completely disappeared, but there are other divides that are emerging and that are making local…
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The Idea of Inhabiting

The beautiful book by Richard SENNETT "building and living" paradoxically refers to what we experienced in this period of confinement. Street intelligence appeared to be paramount. What surrounds us in daily gestures, short distances and what…
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What city tomorrow? City or Country? - Jean-Yves Chapuis

We still continue to talk about density and urban sprawl. In addition the virus COVID19 is a good opportunity to not only criticize the dense city, but to promote the individual house in the countryside outside of the city. However, this pandemic…
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Which Globalization ? - Jean-Yves Chapuis

The advantage of the virus is that it makes a mockery of our national strategies and crosses the borders of our countries with ease. It forces us to better define a global strategy at the global level. It is not a question of falling back on our…

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