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Une genèse politique de l’antéprédicatif ? Retour sur voile d’ignorance de John Rawls. Peer review

Philippe Rozin | 10.10.2019

In this paper we propose to examine the idea of the veil of ignorance developed in John Rawls’s Theory of Justice. Rawls has shown a particular interest in the notion of denial of interest, or social unconsciousness, largely at the base of the veil of ignorance. While the veil of ignorance tends to eliminate sources of disagreement reflecting self-interest, the extension of justice in the social development of individuals in time is far from being completely elucidated. We discuss [...]

Rawls reloaded. De la justice à la justice spatiale.

Lévy, Jacques, Fauchille, Jean-Nicolas, Póvoas, Ana. 2018. Théorie de la justice spatiale. Géographies du juste et de l’injuste. Paris : Odile Jacob.

Mélanie Le Guen | 15.12.2018

This review of the book Théorie de la justice spatiale. Géographies du juste et de l’injuste attempts to identify some of the workings of the writing exercise that such a volume stands for. This six-hands work uses interviews conducted in France, Switzerland and Portugal to show that individuals are able to reflect space-justice interactions and express their own conceptions of justice, based on their experiences as inhabitants. It seriously deals with contemporary concerns, yet it does not resort to [...]

Les puissances de l’absence.

Projets personnels et/ou projet de société.

Jacques Lévy | 21.04.2014

The survey carried out on explicit representations of the future among the inhabitants of Geneva’s metropolitan area shows three major groups. The most substantial encompasses individuals that speak little about society as a whole but a lot about their own projects. However, they clearly connect their personal itineraries to the context of their agency. The second group includes people that draw a dark image of the future, which is underpinned by a cyclic model of history and a condemnation [...]

Virtualités.

Régimes d’historicité et individus contemporains.

Jacques Lévy | 17.12.2013

Among the interviews conducted in Geneva, general and abstract speeches on the future are rare. This does not prove that the future is absent from discourses and imaginations ; it could mean that the tools we use do not enable us to detect it. The “No future !” motto only informs us that historicist myths have collapsed. Meanwhile, projects have taken place. By and large, this can be explained by the increase of lifespan time scale degrees of freedom [...]

Les médiations de l’expérience. Peer review

Retour sur l’œuvre de Dorothy Smith.

Laurence Kaufmann | 17.06.2013

Dorothy Smith’s institutional ethnography aims at mapping textual mediations, both material and immaterial, which coordinate different sites of activity and « remove» individuals from their phenomenological immediacy and the « here and now » reality. In such a framework, the mediations of experience are said to have a negative valence : they bind people to impersonal structures that are beyond their reach. However, mediations do not only have an alienating or reifying function ; they also allow scattered individuals [...]