ARTS & SOCIETIES
 

LETTER OF SEMINAR 39

Centre d’Histoire de Sciences Po

 
 
 

HARTUNG-BERGMAN FOUNDATION SEMINAR
JUNE 2011


Hartung-Bergman Foundation


Stéphane Van Damme
Passion for Philosophy and Passion for Equality in the Age of the Enlightenment



Editorial Director: Laurence Bertrand Dorléac
Editorial Staff: Carole Gautier and Cécile Pichon-Bonin
Translator: David Ames Curtis

PREVIOUS LETTERS

THE INFLUENCE OF THE SAINT-SIMONIANS AND THE IDEA OF ART IN THE VANGUARD OF THE SOCIAL REFORM

BODY MORALITY

DANDIES

The Model Child

THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE USEFUL

Photographs by amateurs

The market, at the start

art in the republic

the voyage of the avant-gardes

Major exhibitions

WHAT IS SOCIAL ART ?

PRIMITIVISMS

realisms

JOSEPH BEUYS : A SHAMAN's FACTORY ?

the Artist and the philosopher

appropriations

THE OPACITIES OF THE TECHNOLOGY

Alternatives to the art market in new york

genius

PREHISTORIES

POSTWAR

MONEY

Icons

THE POWER OF ARTISTS

values in formation

nominalism

ANCIENT ROME

ON EVALUATION

NEW SOVIET FASHIONS

KLEINIAN ECONOMICS

POLICIES OF THE REAL

TOCQUEVILLE AND THE ARTS IN DEMOCRACY

an elitist aesthetic for everyone

The artist as teacher

The equal of history




 
EDITORIAL

 
   

    Stéphane Van Damme, whom we admire for his works on the Age of Enlightenment, has reread for us the work of Tocqueville, a man who, in his love for individual freedom, mistrusted equality.  Van Damme helps us to understand how, between the scientific revolutions of the seventeenth and the nineteenth centuries, positions on equality were readied within the scientific world before being activated in the political field.  He resituates equality within a network of norms and practices and sees it manifested even within the very way nature was represented.

Laurence Bertrand Dorléac


       

Letter published with the support of the Foundation of France
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