Meeting-debate with Johann Chapoutot

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Place : Librairie l'Alinéa
  • Rencontre-débat avec Johann Chapoutot

Presentation

History is not a raw reality, but above all, the story that we tell of it, on an individual scale as well as on the scale of groups and societies, to give meaning to time, to lived time, to time passing by.
Formerly, the meaning was all found: it had for name(s) God, Salvation, Providence or, for the most learned, Théodicée. At the dawn of the 20th century, religious reading was no longer credible, in the context of the religious abandonment that characterized the West - first and foremost Europe. The question of meaning ("of life", "of history"...) becomes burning and painful, as in the past, meaning was all found: its name(s) was God, Salvation, Providence or, for the most learned, Theodicy. At the dawn of the 20th century, religious reading was no longer credible, in the context of the religious abandonment that characterized the West - first and foremost Europe.

The question of meaning ("of life", "of history"...) becomes burning and painful, as evidenced by the literary and philosophical works of the first twentieth century, especially after this height of absurdity that will be constituted the mass death of the Great War. Literature entered into crisis, as well as philosophy and “European thought” (Husserl). We can hardly understand fascism, nazism, communism, national-traditionalism but also "liberalism" and its avatars without taking into account this essential dimension of donation and endowment of meaning - to collective existence as to individual existences - without forgetting the attempts at Catholic rescue nor, always very useful, those of conspiracy. The literary and philosophical works of the first 20th century testify to this, especially after the pinnacle of absurdity constituted by the mass death of the Great War. Literature entered into crisis, as well as philosophy and “European thought” (Husserl). We can hardly understand fascism, nazism, communism, national-traditionalism but also "liberalism" and its avatars without taking into account this essential dimension of donation and endowment of meaning - to collective existence as to individual existences - without forgetting the attempts at Catholic rescue nor, always very useful, those of conspiracy.
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