Arnaud Milanese is currently Assistant Professor at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, and a researcher at IHPC (Institut d’Histoire de la Pensée Classique). He is the author of Principe de la philosophe chez Hobbes – l’expérience de soi et su monde (Classiques Garnier, 2011), and of several contributions mostly concerning Francis Bacon, Thomas Hobbes, John Dewey and anglo-saxon philosophy in general.



Critique and Modernity According to Francis Bacon
Why should we read Francis Bacon, the 17th century chancellor and philosopher, to understand what we call modernity? This question deserves to be asked as it doesn’t seem that so old a thought would have something relevant to say about our world today. But Modernity is an old concept. The distinction between modern and ancient emerged in the 5th century and the manner in which we understand ourselves and especially the idea of criticism, likely emerged in Bacon’s time and are reflected in his writings.

Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Cultural Services of the French Embassy / Ballroom