Ph. Maxime Reychman
Myriam Revault d’Allonnes
Topics of her lectures at the Night of Philosophy in Israel 2023:
Toit-terrasse de l'Institut français de Tel Aviv | Rothschild 7
Menaces sur la démocratie : un dialogue croisé France-Israël
En français, traduction simultanée en hébreu
מרפסת המכון הצרפתי בתל אביב | רוטשילד 7 – קומה 3
דמוקרטיה תחת איומים :דו-שיח ישראלי-צרפתי
בצרפתית עם תרגום סימולטני לעברית
La Closerie, médiathèque de l'Institut français de Tel Aviv | Herzl 6
La démocratie comme expérience
French philosopher. Professor emeritus of the Universities at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (EPHE). Associate researcher at the CEVIPOF (Sciences Po research center). She has taught political theory at the Doctoral School of Sciences Po Paris. She was awarded the 2019 Special Jury Prize for Political Books for her body of work.
A specialist in ethical and political philosophy, her research first focused on the Terror of the French Revolution, on the "evil of politics" and the "intractability" of the passions that form the original basis of the social bond. She questioned the notion of the "banality of evil" and the question of the "meaning of the human" understood as the capacity to exchange experiences, a capacity of which the concentration camp experience in particular has shown us the most radical defection.
For some time now, she has been thinking about the various registers of contemporary experience. She has published works on the notions of "authority", "crisis" and "representation" as well as on the attacks on the common world and democratic existence by the irruption and diffusion of the notion of "post-truth". His reflection on democracy gives a decisive place to political affects and to the subjective dispositions that individuals have towards the democratic mode of existence.
Some of her works
What man does to man. An essay on political evil, Seuil, 1995 (Champs-Flammarion, 1999 and 2010)
The compassionate man, Seuil, 2008 (Montyon Prize of the French Academy)
Why we don't like democracy, Seuil, 2010
The endless crisis. An Essay on the modern experience of time, Seuil, 2012 ("Points Essais", 2016e
The mirror and the stage. What political representation can do, Seuil, 2016
Politics explained to our children, Seuil, 2017
The weakness of truth. What the post-truth does to our common world, Seuil, 2018 ("Points-Essais" October 2021 with an unpublished afterword)
The spirit of Macronism. The art of deviating concepts, Seuil, 2021,Points-Essais, 2022)
The twilight of criticism, Seuil, collection "Libelle", 2022