Y a-t-il une épistémologie de la connaissance littéraire – et peut-il y en avoir une ? : Conférence plénière

Abstract : Jacques Bouveresse (born in 1940), Emeritus Professor at the College de France, and holder of the chair in Philosophy of Language and Knowledge, is one of the greatest contemporary French philosophers. He made a name for himself in the 1970s for his work on Ludwig Wittgenstein (La Parole malheureuse, Paris: Minuit, 1971, Wittgenstein: la rime et la raison, Paris: Minuit, 1973, Le Mythe de l’intériorité, Paris: Minuit, 1976). An expert on Viennese thought, whose specificity he demonstrated, he has been a great contributor in spreading analytic philosophy, both Anglo-saxon and European. Jacques Bouveresse is equally known for his critical works on philosophical “style” and “milieu” (Le Philosophe chez les autophages, Paris : Minuit, 1984, Rationalité et cynisme, Paris : Minuit, 1985, Prodiges et vertiges de l’analogie, Paris : Raisons d’agir, 1999). The Bouveressian mode of doing philosophy is characterized by a continued search for clarity, precision, and justification of what one can confirm with genuine arguments. Jacques Bouveresse likes literature, particularly the work of Robert Musil (L’Homme probable, Paris : L’Éclat, 1993, La Voix de l’âme et les chemins de l’esprit, Paris : Le Seuil, 2001). Yet there are “literary scholars”, or certain “literary scholars”, that he does not like. “Literature and the problems that it raises always mattered a lot to me. But I hesitated to talk about it because of the dogmatic and even terrorist climate that still ruled not long ago in literary theory and critique. It makes it particularly difficult for someone who does not want to stick to the expected discussion” (Lire, May 1, 2008, in regards to La Connaissance de l’écrivain). Other important works by Bouveresse include, Langage, perception et réalité (Paris : Jacqueline Chambon, 1995, 2004), Dire et ne rien dire (1997), Peut-on ne pas croire? (Marseille : Agone, 2007), La Connaissance de l’écrivain (2008), and Le Danseur et sa corde (to be published).
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Jacques Bouveresse. Y a-t-il une épistémologie de la connaissance littéraire – et peut-il y en avoir une ? : Conférence plénière. Narrative Matters 2014 : Narrative Knowing/Récit et Savoir, Sylvie Patron et Brian Schiff, Jun 2014, Paris, France. ⟨hal-01184504⟩

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