Edgar Morin

Edgar Morin (Paris, 1921), a multidisciplinary thinker (philosopher, anthropologist, sociologist), is considered as one of the huge ‘maîtres à penser’ of the twentieth century.

With degrees in history, geography and Law, he is the author of more than 30 articles on sociology, politics, epistemology and anthropology, among which the anonymous series The Method stands out as one of the most important works of the 20th century in its dealing with the transformation of the sciences and its impact on contemporary society. He is Doctor Honoris Causa by multiple universities all over the world. During the Second World War he was a member of the Resistance against the Nazi Party and an opposor of Stalinism. He was lieutenant of the French Forces Combatants and in 1945, before he took on the position as head of the ‘Propaganda’ office responsible for information from the French Military Government in Germany, he took the post of attaché to the Chief of Staff of the First French Army in Germany. He is currently director of research for the CNRS and president of the European Agency for Culture (UNESCO).

Invited specialists

By indication of Prof. Morin, the below mentioned were also invited to participate: Magali Roux-Rouquier (CNRS-Institut Pasteur de París), Emilio Roger (Univ. de Valladolid), Ignacio Salazar (Univ. de Sevilla) i Ana Sánchez (Univ. de València).

 

Tuesday, June 11
Prof. Ignacio Salazar 

Wednesday, June 12
COMPLEXITAT I FEMINISME
Prof. Ana Sánchez 

Thursday, June 13
RELACIÓN ENTRE ECOLOGÍA DE LA ACCIÓN Y MÉTODO EN EDGAR MORIN
Prof. Emilio Roger 

Thursday, June 13
PARADOXES ÉPISTÉMIQUES DE LA “GÈNE-ETHIQUE”
Prof. Magali Roux-Rouquié 

Other activities

TRUFFAUT CINEMA

PROJECTION OF THE MOVIE ANDREI ROUBLEV, BY ANDREI TARKOVSKI, PRESENTED BY EDGAR MORIN

On Monday, June 10, 2002, 8.30 pm, at the Truffaut cinema in Girona, Prof. Edgar Morin introduced the film Andrei Roublev, directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, which he has chosen as one of his favorite works in the history of cinema.

Edgar Morin’s association with cinema is not merely a spectator’s work, since his essays include two books on cinematic theory, El cine o el hombre imaginario (Paidós, 2001) and Las Stars (Lopesa, 1976). He also co-directed with Jean Rouch the Chronique d’un été (1960), considered one of the most representative works of cinéma verité.