Florent Guénard is a former student of the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris and currently a lecturer at Université de Nantes. His area of research is political philosophy. He has published many articles on Rousseau and contemporary political philosophy, especially on the process of democratization and political emotions.
Do We Really Want To Be Equal?
Why do we so easily accept social and economic inequalities? Why do we tolerate the injustice they bring to modern society? Democracy, according to Tocqueville, cannot really exist without an ardent and enduring love for equality. Does this mean that we are no longer committed to democracy? We should conclude, rather, that it is not so easy to love equality, because the love for equality is a complex passion, which is not innate, but the result of education.
Time: 3:00 am
Location: Ukrainian Institute of America / Library Room