Episode • 1/4 of the podcast Schopenhauer in Dialogue…

Episode • 1/4 of the podcast Schopenhauer in Dialogue…

With Philosophy, he dedicates this series of programs to the philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer. In this first episode, Geraldine Moleman brings him and her guests into conversation with Bergson.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860): “The Desire for Life”

What is it “will“According to Schopenhauer? By Arnaud François.”What he means by will is rather an effort, an inclination, a push, that is, it comes from behind, fills us, we feel that there is a force present and yet it is not directed towards any predetermined goal.E. “The will deviates from any idea of ​​the end for Arthur Schopenhauer.

Henri Bergson (1859-1941): “Vital momentum”

On the contrary, Bergson assumes a kind of ending, even if his thinking distances itself from it. Ghislain Waterlot enlightens us on this point: “The effort that is the momentum of life, the vital momentum, that will create all the living forms that we see on the planet, and that effort tends to bring about new things.“. gold, “Its ultimate destination is not to achieve something that was already planned in the beginningIn other words for Bergson “Nature tends toward something, but it is not given.”

To talk about it

Arnaud Francois, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Poitiers. He worked in particular on “philosophers of life” such as Bergson, Schopenhauer, and Nietzsche. In the context of the presentation, he published:

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Ghislaine WaterlotProfessor of Philosophy of Religion and Ethics at the University of Geneva. He specializes in Rousseau and Bergson, and works on the relationships between spirituality and the social sphere. He recently published:

Audio references

  • Archive of biology researcher Jean-Claude Amezin at the “Monde Festival 2019” on the theme “Science: The Power of Imagination”.
  • Riyad Qirat reading an excerpt from Arthur Schopenhauer, The world is a will and a representation (1819), trans. C. Sommer, V. Stanek and M. Dautrey, Gallimard, 2009, p.1672-1673.
  • Riyad Qirat reading an excerpt from Arthur Schopenhauer, The world is a will and a representation (1819), trans. C. Sommer, V. Stanek and M. Dautrey, Paris, Gallimard, 2009, p.403-406.
  • Show ending song: “Natural Rhapsody” by Jonathan Wilson from the album Gentle soul Released in 2011.
  • Credits Title: Sabali Written by Amadou and Maryam (2008).

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