Edgar Morin





Edgar Morin

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in Paris, France
July 08, 1921

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Edgar Morin is a French philosopher and sociologist born Edgar Nahoum.

At the beginning of the 20th century, Morin's family migrated from the Greek town of Salonica to Marseille and later to Paris, where Edgar was born. He first became tied to socialism in connection with the Popular Front and the Spanish Republican Government during the Spanish Civil War.

When the Germans invaded France in 1940, Edgar fled to Toulouse, where he assisted refugees and committed himself to Marxist socialism. As a member of the French Resistance he adopted the pseudonym Morin, which he would use for the rest of his life. He joined the French Communist Party in 1941. In 1945, Morin married Violette Chapellaubeau and they lived in Landau, where he served as a Lie
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A cabeça bem-feita
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La Voie
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La Méthode, Tome 3
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“Une des conquêtes préliminaires dans l'étude du cerveau humain est de comprendre qu'une de ses supériorités sur l'ordinateur est de pouvoir travailler avec de l'insuffisant et du flou (...). Il faut reconnaître des phénomènes, comme liberté ou créativité, inexplicables hors du cadre complexe qui seul permet leur apparition. p50”
Edgar Morin, Introduction À La Pensée Complexe

“L’imagination, l’illumination, la création, sans lesquelles le progrès des sciences n’aurait pas été possible, n’entraient dans la science qu’en catimini : elles n’étaient pas logiquement repérables, et toujours épistémologiquement condamnables. On en parlait dans les biographies des grands savants, jamais dans les manuels et les traités, dont pourtant la sombre compilation, comme les couches souterraines de charbon, était constituée par la fossilisation de la compression de ce qui, au premier chef, avait été fantaisies, hypothèses, prolifération d’idée, invention, découvertes.”
Edgar Morin, Introduction À La Pensée Complexe

“Estamos completamente imersos neste mundo que é o dos nossos sofrimentos, das nossas felicidades e dos nossos amores. Não sentir é evitar o sofrimento mas também o regozijo. Quanto mais aptos estamos para a felicidade mais aptos estamos para a infelicidade.”
Edgar Morin, Amor, Poesia, Sabedoria



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