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Voir et connaître la société

Regarder à distance dans les Lumières écossaises

Seeing and Knowing the Society. Looking from a Distance during the Scottish Enlightenment

This study rewrites part of history prior to the constitution of knowledge in the human sciences. It focuses on how to build the subject-object relationship and make society a “nature” which surrounds us and which we can observe from a distance. In what way did such an extraction of the knowing subject from society become conceivable in the 18th century?
To operate, however, this “distance” had to avoid two pitfalls: the psychological identification of the knowing subject with the inner ...


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Editor's note

Cet ouvrage est publié avec le soutien financier du laboratoire Triangle (UMR 5206)

Illustration de couverture : Umberto Boccioni, States of Mind: Those Who Go, 1912. Encre sur papier, 31.8 x 42.5 cm.

  • Publisher : ENS Éditions
  • Series : La croisée des chemins
  • Place of publication : Lyon
  • Year of publication : 2020
  • Published on OpenEdition Books : 23 janvier 2020
  • EAN (Print version) : 9791036201554
  • Electronic EAN : 9791036201578
  • DOI : 10.4000/books.enseditions.14648
  • Number of pages : 404 p.

Partie I. La « relation », détermination empirique du nouvel objet à connaître. Ontologie et anthropologie

Partie II. La « distance », détermination instrumentale du sujet connaissant. Épistémologie et méthodologie

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