This French intellectual, critic and expert of the mass-media, has analysed the phenomenon of opinion spreading and is the author of The spirit of the times (1962), Introduction to a man’s policy (1965), The Commune in France: the metamorphosis of Plodémet (1967), Rumour in Orleans (1970), California Journal (1971), The method (1977), What totalitarianism is. About the nature of the USSR (1983), Land-fatherland (1993), To leave the twentieth century (1996) and Love, poetry, wisdom (1998). He has been awarded the Medici Prize of Communication (1992), the Legion of Honour and the International Prize of Catalonia in 1994, and he is the object of study of the book “The complex anthropology of Edgar Morin”, by Professor Pedro Gómez García, of the University of Granada.
According to Professor Pedro Gómez García, Edgar Morin carried out a titanic effort to integrate all the conceptual tools provided by the 20th century: the philosophic legacy, Marxism and psychoanalysis, astrophysical and microphysical theories, la biology and genetics, social and human sciences, cybernetics and computing, epistemological investigations, together to a watchful and implacable consideration of the contemporary historical and political events, without forgetting, however, a recurrent retreat to the auto-analysis of his own individual inner being.
According to Pedro Gómez García, “an ambitious will of totality marks from the beginning the anthropological project of Edgar Morin which, like a nebula, will take a long time to create something similar to a well-organized dynamic and conceptual system.”
According to the Professor of the University of Granada, the eagerness of totality and multidimensionality place Morin over and over again under the scrutiny of the intersections, the interconnections, in the disciplinary borders and no-man’s-land, before any fragmentary, sectorial, stratified, disconnected conception not just academic, but epistemological and linguistically.
Prof Pedro Gómez García.
Dpt. of Philosophy. University of Granada.
Phone numbers: 958 246216 - 243785.
Viernes, 10 de Diciembre de 2004
Edgar Morin or thought reform, in a book published by the University of Granada
- The volume, titled “The complex anthropology of Edgar Morin”, is Professor Pedro Gómez García’s doing, of the University of Granada. He analyses the intellectual trajectory of the French thinker, emphasizing his original contributions to the thought of our days: a paradigm of complexity, thought reform, the role of science and scientists, etc.- Morin’s work has been recognised with Honoris Causa doctorates by universities from all over the world (Brussels, Perugia, Geneva, Palermo, Odense or Guadalajara), with the French Legion of Honour, etc.- Morin’s idea of complexity summarizes his intellectual itinerary, uninterruptedly developed since 1946 as one of the most consistent attempts of the XX century of thinking and describing human complexity in its anthropologic, sociologic, ethic, political and historical multidimensionality.