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2019-10-17 - Colloque/Présentation - communication orale - Français - 14 page(s)

Staquet Anne , "La fiction des aveugles : quand l’éthique s’incarne" in Éthique(s) des Lumières, Québec, Canada, 2019

  • Codes CREF : Philosophie morale (DI5422), Histoire de la philosophie et de la morale (DI5144)
  • Unités de recherche UMONS : Philosophie et Histoire des Sciences (S808)
  • Instituts UMONS : Institut de recherche en sciences et technologies du langage (Langage)

Abstract(s) :

(Anglais) In the Lettre sur les aveugles, Diderot proposes, through a fiction, the idea that morality depends on the senses After having presented Diderot's contribution in the field of ethics, I will focus on two particular aspects. First, I will analyse how the moral question is approached through fiction. I will show that the fiction is very much based on thought experiments. I will highlight two elements: 1° the fact that the thought experiment proposed by Diderot is conceived almost in the scientific sense of the term; 2° the fact that it is, however, mainly a thought experiment, because it is what makes it possible to show that it is ethics that interests Diderot more than the strictly scientific nature. In a second step, I will try to conduct the same type of thought experiments as Diderot proposes by imagining the effects that this text could produce today.