Nathalie Frogneux

Nathalie Frogneux
Université Catholique de Louvain - UCLouvain | UCLouvain · Higher Institute of Philosophy

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Philosophy, Anthropology, Hans Jonas, Jan Patocka, Cornelius Castoriadis Responsability Lies, secrets, betrayal, Truth, truthfulness Animals, environment, Transition
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Einen Überblicksartikel ausgehend von einer sprachlichen oder geographischen Einteilung zu schreiben ist stets ein kompliziertes Unterfangen und mutet oft künstlich an. Dies trifft zweifelsfrei ganz besonders auf die französischsprachige Rezeption von Hans Jonas außerhalb Frankreichs zu, die ich im Folgenden darstellen will. Auch wenn die Gemeinsam...
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Bei dem schmalen Buch Zwischen Nichts und Ewigkeit. Drei Aufsätze zur Lehre vom Menschen (NE), das erstmals 1963 erschienen ist, handelt es sich um eine Sammlung von drei wichtigen Jonas-Texten: »Gnosis, Existentialismus und Nihilismus«, »Die Freiheit des Bildens: Homo pictor und die differentia des Menschen « und »Unsterblichkeit und heutige Exist...
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This Chapter briefly summarises the article written by Frogneux et al. (2014) during the 2GENDERS research project.
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This chapter explores the energy justice nexus, drawing on Sen and Nussbaum’s concept of capabilities. Our contribution operationalises most of the ten capabilities defined by Nussbaum (2000), and examines them for all households of Belgium in relation to household access to energy and especially to affordable warmth. We argue that inequities regard...
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Adults and Children in Postmodern Societies - edited by Jehanne Sosson March 2019
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Jonas found himself confronted with the paradox of the invisible and imperceptible catastrophe and tried to convince us that the risk is major and quite real. Jonas is aware of dealing with the heart of Cassandra’s paradox: Priam’s daughter knows but that knowledge remains vain, for her fellow-citizens won’t listen to her and she fails to convince...
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Energy poverty has been conceptualized as an environmental injustice by Walker and Day (2012). Our paper is an extension of this approach and situated it in a critical way inside Amartya Sen’ work on capabilities (1999, 2009). We show on the one hand how Sen’s idea of justice, which is based on the notion of capability, is relevant to think energy...
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Cet article montre que le corps ouvre l’espace, parce qu’il est localise dans un monde et que cette localisation repose sur le croisement et les juxtapositions de trois perspectives : le corps propre, le corps objet et le corps relationnel. Notre hypothese est que les corps sont d’abord enchevetres et superposes en tant qu’ils sont vivants et relat...
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This paper explores the anthropology underlying The imperative of responsibility. Jonas develops a non-anthropocentric humanism that takes into account the dehiscence of man in the world and underlies the essential reciprocal link between humanity and nature. Our hypothesis is that the criticism of the technological and Marxist utopia completes Jon...
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Este texto explora a antropologia subjacente ao Princípio Responsabilidade. Jonas, ali, propõe um humanismo não antropocêntrico que leva em conta a posição deiscente do homem na natureza e sublinha a mútua dependência essencial entre eles. A crítica às utopias e essa posição deiscente do humano completam a réplica de Jonas ao dualismo acósmico de t...
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This chapter introduces energy needs and decent lifestyle and their social and cultural preconceptions. It acknowledges, on one hand, that there are "biologic needs" related to every human existence and, on the other hand, that these are radically relative, historically and culturally. Therefore, it seems misguided to try to define "needs" as a par...
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This paper sketches the framework of policies dealing, often indirectly, with energy poverty in Belgium and originating in social laws, a federal competence. As most competences related to energy are dealt with at the Regional level, this paper is mainly focused on Wallonia, the Southern and French-speaking Region of Belgium and on several policy i...
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Setting out from the observation that Europe is today on the wrong track, Patočka posits the chorismos, as a critical gesture of the gap, which marks a distance in regard to that which is positively identical to itself. There results a constant requirement of the Socratic care of the soul inaugurated by Democritus, Plato and Aristotle, which branch...
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This paper begins with a deconstruction of the notion of "needs" and energy "needs", with insights from anthropology, sociology and philosophy. The paper continues by recasting energy consumption and production into a socio-political stake with a reference to our common human condition and a list of several policy options to reduce energy consumpti...
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Comment caracteriser et justifier une lecture philosophique de l’apotre Paul ? Alain Badiou parle en effet de Paul comme d’un antiphilosophe. Beaucoup de philosophes athees reviennent a Paul, comme S. Zizek, et d’autres juifs comme Agamben et Taubes. Paul permet de sortir de quelques impasses contemporaines au sujet, par exemple, du nihilisme d’auj...
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Berque Augustin, Boutry-Stadelmann Britta, Frogneux Nathalie, Sadami Suzuki. Mediance et etre vers la vie. In: Ebisu, n°40-41, 2008. Actes du colloque de Cerisy. "Etre vers la vie. Ontologie, biologie, ethique de l'existence humaine" pp. 17-29.
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Setting out from the paradox of me two opposing interpretations of Maine de Biran proposed by Merleau-Ponty and Henry, this article seeks to return to the reference to the body within effort. If two major commentators can defend contrasting interpretations on this point, this can only be because Biran himself does not clarify the link between the e...
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By setting out the various conceptions of myth which marked out the work of Jonas from demythologisation to the myth of a weak God and then the final abandonment of this literary form, the A. attempts to open the way for a metaphysical option in the form of the investment of the Spirit-Eros-Freedom in the world. A comparison with the ontology of fr...
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By setting out the various conceptions of myth which marked out the work of Jonas from demythologisation to the myth of a weak God and then the final abandonment of this literary form, the A. attempts to open the way for a metaphysical option in the form of the investment of Spirit-Eros-Freedom in the world. A comparison with the ontology of freedo...
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The first monographie about the Philosophy of Hans Jonas, from gnosticisme to The Imperative of responsibility.

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The research focuses on the notion of utopia and, more specifically, on the role played by utopia in the philosophy of the German thinker, Hans Jonas (1903-1993). What I endeavour to demonstrate is Hans Jonas’ specific and original contribution to present day widely debated issues related to utopia, such as human dignity, the vulnerability of life, and human enhancement. I believe that Jonas fully develops the interdisciplinary relevance of utopia by investigating the very relationship between imagination and experience, as originally suggested by Thomas More. Jonas’ efforts aim at tackling difficulties and threats related to contemporary political and technological utopias. Moreover, Jonas’ reflections on the vulnerable sacredness of the “image of man” are the core of his innovative “utopia” and are relevant to present day controversial ethical and bioethical issues related to technology, such as the ecological crisis, genetic manipulation, and human enhancement. As a result, utopia can be understood as the fil rouge of his thinking. In more detail, my research foresees the following phases: 1) A preliminary enquiry into Jonas’ “philosophical biology” and in particular into his anthropology in order to understand the role played by imagination, image, and utopia; 2) The second phase focuses on the notion of “dystopia” in Jonas’ ethical thinking; 3) In the third phase I shall focus on Jonas’ criticism of anthropological, political, and technological utopias. I shall focus on the criticism that Jonas levels against aspects of the modern utopia and on the complex relationship between Jonas and Ernst Bloch; 4) In the last phase I shall consider the fourth viz. metaphysical meaning of utopia proposed by Jonas.