A few great friendships have marked the history of philosophy. The bond between sociologist Bruno Latour, who died last year, and the Belgian philosopher Isabelle Stengers is undoubtedly one of them. Although they wrote few texts together, their intellectual camaraderie lasted more than thirty years, and their work can only be fully understood thanks to the transverse links in their thinking.
Latour and Stengers share the same starting-point in their work : scientific practice, the great pride of modernity. Why does modern man define himself as the one who knows while he condemns others to 'believing' ? For both philosophers this question was immediately linked with the life in what Latour called 'the new climate regime' and Stengers 'a time of collapse'.
In the framework of Cité Philo Stengers talks to Philippe Pignarre, their joint editor and composer of the book Latour-Stengers, un double vol enchevêtré, and Le Monde journalist Nicolas Truong who had a long interview with Bruno Latour for Arte in 2021.
In corealisation with Citéphilo
NEXT gives students the opportunity to build on on Latour's research. In the long-term project CIRCULATIONS four participants reflect on Latour's master in Political Arts (SPEAP) about the livability and future of our shared living space. At the centre of their research are two unmistakable characteristics of this region : water and the border.
Preceding the talk with Stengers we show the first results.
Citytrip - 25.11
Want to discover Valenciennes? Enjoy a Citytrip from Kortrijk to visit the town and see some shows!