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Résumés / Abstracts (fr) (en)

1932-2012, "Refaire la Renaissance", plus que jamais
1932-2012: Esprit 80 years on: Reinventing the Renaissance, now more than ever


Olivier Mongin
Une conférence de presse sans journalistes ?
Taking a stance – Hollande: A press conference minus … the press?
Alice Béja
Les États-Unis, une union plus ou moins parfaite
The United States, a union in a state of flux
Olivier Mongin
Inequalities show up a lack of middle classes
Un monde inégalitaire en mal de classes moyennes

Refaire les humanités

Reinventing the humanities
Quel retour des humanités ? Introduction. Esprit
Philippe Cibois
L'avenir des humanités
The future of the humanities
Carole Desbarats
L'éducation artistique et les émotions démocratiques
Art classes and democratic emotions
Serge Haroche
Éducation scientifique, éducation artistique
Entretien avec Serge Haroche
Science, the arts and education
An interview with Nobel Laureate Serge Haroche
Andrew Feenberg
La pensée de la technique : pour une approche humaniste
Entretien avec Andrew Feenberg
Reflecting on technique: the need for a humanist approach
An interview with Andrew Feenberg
Denis Meuret
Plus équitable, l'école retrouverait la voie de la réussite
A more equitable school would veer back towards the road of success


Feature articles
Table ronde avec Cyrille Duvert, Xavier Lacroix, Jean-Louis Schlegel et Bernard Sichère
Les controverses du "mariage pour tous"
France's ongoing controversies over "marriage for all"
François Meunier
Les multiples facettes du pacte de compétitivité
The many facets of France's "competitiveness pact"
Pierre-Yves Pétillon
Emerson et l'emprise du legs
Emerson and the stronghold of legacy


Denis Salas
Sécurité et justice : y a-t-il un tournant politique ?
Michel Marian
Que reste-t-il de la gauche ?
Olivier Mongin
Mumbai et Le Caire. La ville privée, "la" bidonville et la ville éclatée
Benjamin Delmotte
Comment finir ? Amour, de Michael Haneke
Claude-Marie Trémois
Vous n'avez encore rien vu, d'Alain Resnais
Isabelle Danto
Fluxus, un ratage fécond


Repère – Quand la crise devient la norme, par Carole Widmaier. À propos de la Crise sans fin. Essai sur l'expérience moderne du temps, Myriam Revault d'Allonnes

Librairie. Brèves. En écho. Avis


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Greek bailout referendum, Euro Summit, Germope
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Does migration intensify distrust in institutions?
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Europe and Ukraine: Past and future
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Literature     click for more

Karl Ove Knausgård
Out to where storytelling does not reach
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Growing up in Kundera's Central Europe
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Literary perspectives
The re-transnationalization of literary criticism
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Conversano, 3-6 October 2014
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