samedi, septembre 24, 2016

Présidentielle américaine : question de caractère : Christine Ockrent (Affaires étrangères : France Culture)

Montage à partir couverture,
"Clinton/Trump L'Amérique en colère" par Christine Ockrent
Crédits : Carlos Osorio/Sipa Press/AFP/R. Laffont /M.Moneghetti
Présidentielle américaine 
question de caractère
 (Affaires étrangères : France Culture)

Deux candidats aussi détestés l'un que l'autre, les voici l'un en face de l'autre, Hillary Clinton, pour les Démocrates et Donald Trump pour les Républicains. A deux jours, du premier duel TV, comment leur caractère, leur tempérament peuvent-ils devenir plus importants que les programmes ? 

Clinton, Trump : l'Amérique en colère
R. Laffont, 2016
Christine Ockrent

vendredi, septembre 23, 2016

Table ronde d'actualité internationale: Union européenne : l’impossible relance ? (France Culture)

French President Hollande and German Chancellor Merkel attend a joint news conference after the European...• Crédits : Leonhard Foeger - Reuters
Table ronde d'actualité internationale: 
Union européenne : 
l’impossible relance ?
France Culture  CulturesMonde  Florian Delorme
En première partie, retour de Russie après les élections législatives avec la chercheuse Clémentine Fauconnier & en seconde partie on parlera d'Europe avec nos invités après le premier sommet européen sans les Britanniques à Bratislava destiné à relancer le processus européen.


mercredi, septembre 21, 2016

Défense : bientôt une armée européenne ? (France 24 : Ici Europe )

19 Sept 2016

France Culture: Entretien avec Saul Friedländer

Saul Friedlaender en Allemagne en 2007
(Crédits : THOMAS LOHNES / DDP / ddp images/AFP - AFP)
Entretien avec Saul Friedländer
 Olivia Gesbert: La Grande table: France Culture

Olivia Gesbert invite à déjeuner l'écrivain et historien spécialiste du nazisme Saul Friedländer, à l’occasion de la parution de deux ouvrages au Seuil : "Réflexions sur le nazisme : entretiens avec Stéphane Bou" et "Où mène le souvenir : ma vie".


mardi, septembre 20, 2016

Tom Holland: Why I was wrong about Christianity

Why I was wrong about Christianity
by Tom Holland (New Statesman 14 Sept 2016)

Today, even as belief in God fades across the West, the countries that were once collectively known as Christendom continue to bear the stamp of the two-millennia-old revolution that Christianity represents. It is the principal reason why, by and large, most of us who live in post-Christian societies still take for granted that it is nobler to suffer than to inflict suffering. It is why we generally assume that every human life is of equal value. In my morals and ethics, I have learned to accept that I am not Greek or Roman at all, but thoroughly and proudly Christian.
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dimanche, septembre 18, 2016

Herman Dooyeweerd: filosoof die de Verlichting onttroonde

Herman Dooyeweerd: 
filosoof die de Verlichting onttroonde
Hij was 'de meest oorspronkelijke wijsgeer, die Nederland ooit heeft voortgebracht, Spinoza niet uitgezonderd'. Zijn boeken zijn vertaald in vele talen en zijn invloed strekt zich uit tot de Verenigde Staten en Canada, Australië, Japan, Korea en Zuid-Afrika. Maar onder Nederlanders is hij vrijwel vergeten. En dat terwijl hij de filosofie van de Verlichting ontmaskerde, die sinds Descartes - met zijn beroemde zinnetje 'Ik denk, dus ik besta' - het verstand als uitgangspunt nam voor ware kennis. Hoe deed hij dat? Hoe komt het dat hij tot op vandaag wereldwijd mensen inspireert die gelovend willen denken en denkend willen geloven? Waarom is hij toch onbekend geworden? En wat heeft hij vandaag nog te zeggen?

Dooyeweerd: The Dilemma for Christian Philosophical Thought & the Critical Character of the Philosophy of the Cosmonomic Idea

Original interview recorded on 16 May 1973. English translation by Jack Van Meggelen, edited for subtitles by Gregory Baus (with help from Tijs van den Brink). For more on Dooyeweerd and his philosophy and the school of scholarship he helped develop, see below.
The Dilemma for Christian Philosophical Thought & the Critical Character of the Philosophy of the Cosmonomic Idea 
(Wijsbegeerte der Wetsidee). 
Herman Dooyeweerd 

Translation with added footnotes by Chris van Haeften of “Het dilemma voor het Christelijk Wisgeerig denken en het critisch karakter van de wijsbegeerte der wetsidee” Philosophia Reformata 1936 1:1 3-16.

Still quite young, the new “Wijsbegeerte der Wetsidee” has ventured to put forward a basic thesis by which it squarely opposes the traditional attitude of thought. It is this: philosophical theoretical thought is not self-sufficient in its own domain.

The gist of this thesis is in the italicized words. They not only signify a radical break with the basic idea of modern humanism of the sovereignty of thought, but also a complete departure from the traditional synthetic standpoint of halfway Christian philosophy. For it is quite possible to confess that philosophy is not able on its own to uncover the full meaning of the cosmos and of human personality and even less the unfathomable depths of God's being and the mysteries of grace of the Christian religion. But even then we can still hold on to the postulate that our thinking has an immanent self-sufficiency. Indeed, on such terms we might well aim for a more or less harmonious synthesis between “natural reason’s” own teachings and the supra-rational mysteries of the Christian religion as they are unveiled by “supra-natural revelation”.

But the recognition of the self-insufficiency of theoretical thinking in its own domain brings about a radical revolution in the conception of philosophy. From now on any and every reconciliation with the traditional standpoint is ruled out.

The second basic thesis of the WdW is that the traditional conception of philosophy’s immanent autonomy of thought results from a lack of critical self-reflection on philosophical thought itself. The traditional conception of philosophy does not sufficiently account for the necessary conditions by which alone genuine philosophical thinking is possible. This second thesis amounts to a serious attack on the philosophical foundation of the idea of the autonomy of thought. As such it is the opening move of a genuine philosophical debate with the adherents of the immanence-standpoint which on the basis of rightful scholarly grounds may be expected to be followed by an equally serious response in return.

Confronting the Dilemmas of Christian Philosophy
Bruce C Wearne
Point Lonsdale
(Revised 11th July 2016)

In 1936, the task fell to Herman Dooyeweerd, one of the Editorial Board of Philosophia Reformata, to introduce the journal to members of the Vereeniging voor Calvinistische Wijsbegeerte and to subscribers. In this inaugural article for the new journal, Dooyeweerd sets forth some basic theses that characterise “this still youthful philosophical movement”. 

This article examines the first four or so pages of that initial article, which sets the direction for the subsequent discussion and then, for the subsequent contribution of the philosophical association’s scholarly journal.