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Astérion is an exclusively electronic journal, backed by the Ecole Normale Supérieure of Lyon. It is produced by the CERPHI (Centre of Studies in Rhetoric, Philosophy and History of Ideas, from Humanism to the Enlightenment) and the pluridisciplinary joint research unit Triangle / Action, discourses, economic and political thought (CNRS, UMR 5206). Two axis of publication are favoured: the history of philosophy, sciences and sensitivities in the constitution of modernity and the history of political thought in Europe from the 16th to the 20th century.

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Spinoza : entre anthropologie et psychologie

Spinoza: between anthropology and psychology
Edited by Pascal Sévérac

What is this human nature that Spinoza talks about everywhere and that he does not define anywhere ? If we can shape the contours of a spinozist anthropology, what psychology can we then draw from it ? The reflections proposed in this file have been conducted both within the Spinoza philosophy, as questions of interpretation of the system, but also outside this philosophy, as questions about the use that can be made of Spinoza today. The file consists of six articles. Ursula Renz’s question is about the relevance, in Spinoza’s philosophy, of a concept that is currently experiencing renewed interest, that of “life-form”, in its dual biological and moral dimensions. If we can talk about anthropology in Spinoza, it can only be, as Sophie Laveran’s contribution shows, an anthropology that is both “critical” and “practical”. Pascal Sévérac’s article addresses the question of anthropology and psychology in Spinoza through the prism of childhood. Raphaël Chappé confronts François Zourabichvili’s interpretation with that of Althusser, in order to understand how both pose the problem of psychological life, one through the idea of form, the other through that of structure. Finally, the articles proposed by Julie Henry and Yves Clot provide living examples of what a current use of Spinoza can be, in the field of anthropology and psychology.


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