Louvre: Paolo Veronese – Susannah and the Elders
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Denon wing – 1st floor – Mona Lisa Room – Room 6 Few subjects, in the anecdotal genre, have been so often treated by painters of all times and all countries. It is not up to our contemporary artists who … Read More

Moral philosophy
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Moral philosophy is the branch of philosophy, and more specifically of practical philosophy, the object of which is to put into practice morality itself based on ethical reasoning. It is a speculative philosophy that presents itself as a place of … Read More

Descartes, Meditations on First Philosophy – Epistle to the Sorbonne
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To the deans and doctors of the Sacred Faculty of Theology of Paris Gentlemen, The reason which leads me to present you to this work is so excellent, and when you will know the design, I am afraid that you … Read More

Louvre: Jean van Eyck – The Virgin of chancellor Rolin
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Richelieu wing – 2nd floor – Netherlands, 15th century – Room 5 The enthusiasts of the Louvre Museum are all familiar with this exquisite work, as remarkable for the beauty of the composition as for the charm of detail, for … Read More

Metaphysics
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(Beginning of Book Z of Metaphysics: Ens dicitur multipliciter (“The word being is said in several senses”) Latin manuscript (translated from the Greek) of the 14th century.) In philosophy, metaphysics refers to the knowledge of the world, of things or … Read More

Louvre: Fragonard – The Music Lesson
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Sully wing – 2nd floor – Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1736-1806) – Room 48 With his price of Rome, Fragonard is ready to leave for the Eternal City. But, before taking the boat, he will bid farewell to his old master and … Read More

Logic
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(Allegory of logic) The logic, from the Greek λογική / logikê, is a term derived from λόγος / lógos – meaning at the same time “reason”, “language”, and “reasoning” – is, in a first approach, the study of the formal … Read More

Louvre: Memling – The Virgin and Child between St James and St Dominic
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Richelieu wing – 2nd floor – Netherlands, 15th century – Room 5 “If Bruges,” writes M. de Wyzewa, “has attracted all the pilgrims of art for a century, if it appears to them as a kind of Assisi or Siena Flamande, perhaps it … Read More

Philosophy of language
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(Las Meninas, by Diego Velázquez (1657) “But the relationship between language and painting is an infinite relationship … They are irreducible to each other: we can say what we see, what we see never lodges in what we say, and … Read More

Louvre: Mantegna – Parnassus
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Denon wing – 1st floor – Grand Gallery – Room 5 The scene represents a landscape of Olympus. On a high mound forming an arcade, Mars and Venus stand in front of a brightly draped bench sheltered by a screen … Read More

The adventures of a red ant: The architecture – The corrosive rain
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But it’s time, I think, to talk a little about myself. I am tall, I am strong, I am brave, I am beautiful! My limbs, elegantly and firmly attached, have the firmness of steel, of which they borrow the golden … Read More

Philosophy of information
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Philosophy of information is a new field of research that explores the conceptual issues at the intersection of computational science, information technology, and philosophy. This is the philosophical domain concerned by: critical study of the conceptual nature and basic principles … Read More

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