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Olivier MASSIN

(Université de Genève, maître de conférences associé à l'EHESS)




"On Mixtures"



Different ingredients may unite to form some homogeneous whole. Wine and cheese may compose into fondue. Red and blue may compose into purple. Component forces may compose into a resultant force. Enjoyment and regret may compose into nostalgia. Two transfers of goods may compose into an exchange of goods. Because the compounds reached in these ways display some tight unity, the modes of composition at stake cannot simply be juxtaposition, aggregation, or fusion, as in standard mereology. The ingredients have to be mixed in the right way. How should we cook them so as to get unitary compounds?  I shall here focus on chromatic, dynamic, economic and affective mixtures.




Mecredi 20 janvier 2016 de 14h à 16h - Salle Langevin, ENS, 29, rue d'Ulm 75005.
Chromatic Mixtures: Purple, Orange… Green(?)

Jeudi 21 janvier 2016 de de 14h à 16h - Salle des Actes, ENS, 45, rue d'Ulm 75005.
Dynamic Mixtures: The Composition of Forces

Vendredi 29 janvier 2016 de 11h30 à 13h - Salle de réunion, RDC, Institut Nicod, ENS, 29, rue d'Ulm 75005.
Economic Mixtures: On Exchanges

Mercredi 3 février 2016 de 14h à 16h - Salle Langevin, ENS, 29, rue d'Ulm 75005.
Affective Mixtures: On Mixed Feelings