a work where poetry, philosophy, eroticism, art criticism, ecology and
criticism of political economy, humour and dispute converge. It is inspired
by Brueghel the Elder and primitive Flemish painters, by the music of
J.S.Bach, the thought of Plotinus and Greek thinkers, by certain trends
of current science (thermodynamic and non-separability) and also by some
experience of life. It breaks with the set language and the usual philosophical
jargon and boldly questions the intelligentsia clubsystem in which philosophers
are regarded as museum pieces and philosophy as their own prebend. It
is not based on vague and general information but on concrete and precise
examples, sometimes scrutinized through the magnifying glass.
are people on whom beauty that of the landscapes, of the faces,
of the works of arts- acts as true revelation on the frequently trodden
path to Damascus. Such people are reduced to anonymous numbers by the
radical intellectualists who prevail in the most mediatized circles of
current artists. But their anonymity preserves them from the stains of
the show bizz. In that respect it is salutary."
Bernard dEspagnat, Treatise of physics and philosophy,
2002, p. 493.
develops through the six following books listed in chronological order
(the numbers before the titles indicate the authors preference :
thus The Virgin with cherries would be the best of the six works...)
of philosophy for a cultural revolution, 1978, 141 pages
A first essay inspired by Julien Benda and Jacques Monod.
essay on J.S.Bach and Brueghel the Elder, 1983, 51 pages
Includes many fac-similes. It attempts to elaborate on the model of these
two major artists a relation to the world that might be a source of peace
Thom, Heidegger, 1985, 66 pages
Proposes a new interpretation of Kant which enables Man to find happiness
in the real world, the world of the phenomena, and in the cave of Plato.
1988, 174 pages
Subtitle: Wealth, profit and speculation
Starting with an accurate definition of wealth, this work criticizes political
economy and explains how the search of profit is detrimental to genuine
The second part of the work comprises a lampoon against François
Dagognet, former president of the pannel of "aggregation" examiners
01. The Virgin with cherries,
novel, 1998, 457 pages
Subtitle: Memories from another life
It is certainly the best of the six works because it contains all the
themes of the work harmoniously combined, together with the concept of
major ecology. It is a beautiful love story, very carnal and euphoric,
which takes place under the aegis of Bach, Quentin Metsys and Plotinus,
in some splendids sites of the center of France.
02. Plotinus today,
2001, 151 pages
Subtitle: Plotinus or the enchantment of the world?
Closes the work with a return to the source which inspired it. A very
precise study of the texts makes it possible to affirm that the beauty
of the world, probably related to the non-separability of current physics,
is not a lure, but that Plotinus does not solve the problem of the evil
and that God ignores men apparently.
the guiding thread of this word is a difficult quest of happiness and
serenity through contemplation and an attempt to bring about peace between
men through grappling with bad faith and greed.