“Philosophy on the body and the sense of smell” by Chantal Jaquet, Bernard Meurin and Erika Wickys Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, November 13, 2022, Lille.
“Philosophy on the body and the sense of smell” by Chantal Jaquet, Bernard Meurin and Erika Wickys Sunday 13 November, 11 am Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille
Familiar, strange, weak and powerful, the body holds a central place in the history of philosophy. C. Jaquet questions this history and the contemporary issues raised by Spinoza
Lille Palace of Fine Arts Rue de Valmy Lille-Centre Lille 59000 North Hauts-de-France
Chantal Jaquet, professor at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, former student of the ENS, agrégée and doctor of philosophy.
Bernard Meurin, psychomotrician at the University Hospital of Lille.
Has notably published: Psychomotricity: care at the junction of body and mind?, collective work under the direction of Alain Cambier (Presses universitaire du Septentrion, 2016).
Erika Wicky, doctor in art history and researcher at the Rhône-Alpes Historical Research Laboratory.
Has notably published: Perfumes of the Ancien Régime: Persistence and representations in the 19th century, in The Century of Lightness: Emergences of a Paradigm of the 18th Century in France, with under the direction of Marine Ganofsky and Jean-Alexandre Perras (Oxford University Studies on Enlightenment, 2019); The paradoxes of detail: Seeing, knowing, representing in the age of photography (Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2015); The body in history and stories of the body (17th-18th century), with Mickaël Bouffard, Lucie Desjardins, Jean-Alexandre Perras (Hermann, 2013).
Presentation: Thibault Barrier, associate professor and doctor of philosophy, lecturer at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, has notably published: The time of admiration or the first of the passions of the classical age (Classiques Garnier, 2021 ); Passion and its signs. Self-control in the Princess of Clèves (Revue Malice (Aix-Marseille University), 2021).
Familiar and strange, weak and powerful, the body holds both a blind and central place in the history of philosophy. Chantal Jaquet has undertaken to question this history and the contemporary issues opened up in her time by Spinoza. It was in Japan that she reopened this questioning from the sense of smell, despised and misunderstood. It ties together a reflection mobilizing philosophy and human sciences which distills thoughts and fragrances, being interested as much in artistic achievements as in a kind of art of living and thinking: the philosophy of smell.
“My work on the body and the sensitive respects this materialist approach – the mind can only do what the body can – present without exception in Spinoza’s thought, which reflection on smell brings to its climax. (Chantal Jaquet)
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