The desire for immediacy versus the crisis of cultural forms of mediation

The civilization that immerses us finds its breath in the mediation systems (G.W.F Hegel, The Philosophy of History). They manifest themselves on multiple levels, starting for example at politeness and civility, ending at the methods of pacification and conflict mediation, passing through legal forms, or even democratic morals, such as political representation.

The idea that started our project is that the different crises throughout our contemporaneity affect – and sometimes are the product – this fundamental aspect of our modern culture. It rests on the hypothesis of the anthropologic transformation sneaks in, often covered by its’ own elements (political, economic, social…), which are considered to be isolated. It finds its’ expression in phenomena that seem to be widely heterogeneous.

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Hourly Schedule

Tuesday, February 2nd

10:00 - 10:30
Opening of the conference
Kamil Szafrański, Paul Zawadzki, Andrzej Leder
10:30 - 11:30
Jean Michel Salanskis
L’immédiat et l’exigence.
11:30 - 12:30
Mikołaj Ratajczak
Political Theology as a Form of Ideology
12:30 - 13:00
Coffee Break
13:00 - 13:45
Julia Laureau
Dimensions du charisme: l’exemple polonais
13:45 - 14:30
Barbara Barysz
The return of the affect. Revolution in the political thought of Carl Schmitt

Wednesday, February 3rd

10:15 - 11:30
Claudine Haroche
Immédiateté et processus de subjectivation
11:30 - 12:30
Marta Olesik
Decoding History: Efficient Markets and Abstract Flows of Information
12:30 - 13:30
Coffee Break
13:30 - 14:15
Agnes Camincher
L’éclipse du désir dans la sexologie contemporaine
14:15 - 15:00
Andrzej Leder


02 Feb 2021 - 03 Feb 2021


10:00 - 14:30




Centre Scientifique Académie Polonaise des Sciences
74, rue Lauriston – 75116 Paris