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INDIGO Public lecture: MAKE IT COMMON. Differing and composing common spaces and common-places
December 14, 2017|6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
INDIGO Public lecture by Laurent Thévénot (EHESS)
MAKE IT COMMON. Differing and composing common spaces and common-places
The model of orders of worth [grandeurs] analyses conventions of equivalence and evaluation which aim at public legitimacy, insofar as they are based on a characterization of the common good for humanity and are put to a reality test through action. This model does not address the good of a community, except through the utopian conception of a single-worth cité which extends to the whole common humanity. Therefore, it does account for the making and maintenance of a pluralistic political community, conflicting and circumscribed in space and time. The presentation will be devoted to this last question. On the basis of comments and criticisms addressed to the limits of the model of orders of worth, further analytical developments will be presented, drawing on the work of a network of collective international research (in West and East Europe, North and South America) on practical experiences of building commonality and difference in a shared space.
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