The Enlightenment: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow / 2 days

Bandeau franco-allemand

Franco-German interacademic seminar organized in honour of the 50th anniversary of the Elysée Treaty on the instigation of three academies of the Institut de France - Académie des Sciences, Académie Française, Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques - and two German academies - Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften Leopoldina and Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften - 7-8 February 2013

It reviewed the adventure of the Enlightenment movement - die Aufklärung -, a philosophical and cultural inclination towards modernity equally shared by the two countries and which forged the European soul. This philosophy of the Enlightenment demonstrated, from Diderot to Kant, d'Alembert to Leibniz, Voltaire to Formey, their primal spiritual union, commitment and common responsibility in the genesis of the European mind. This seminar was also an opportunity to demonstrate how tightly science intertwines with moral and political reflections in this conception of progress.

See the programme [in French]

See the presentation [in French]