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(RE)NEGOCIATIONS DES FRONTIERES: PENSEE DU MONDE ET DISCOURS SUR LA MODERNITE CHEZ JEAN D'ORMESSON

dc.contributor.advisorVerdaguer, Pierre M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorElhaddad, Nermine Shawkien_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-07T05:39:41Z
dc.date.available2012-07-07T05:39:41Z
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/12616
dc.description.abstractSituated at the crossroads of two dominant discourses, literature and philosophy, the writings of Jean d'Ormesson appear to be constantly negotiating a space for a new way of thinking. He doesn't propose any conceptual models but sees philosophy as an egotistical interpretation deeply rooted in one's life experiences, values, desires, and projects. Thus, philosophical thinking should stray away from subjective speculation to include all the aspects that are usually discarded such as affectivity, morality, and artistic creativity. By breaking away from immanentism, nihilism and relativism, philosophy should be able to contemplate the status of the self in the composition of its discourse. The similarities that can be drawn between d'Ormesson's way of "thinking the world" and the Integralism of Jean Granier are apparent. Both philosophies mull over the role of values in shaping human lives and their aspiration to fulfill their ultimate "human destination". Self-valorization is therefore what determines man's quest for meaning inside the world and beyond. A philosophical anthropology concludes that a "transvaluation" is necessary to avert modern materialist values while preventing post-materialist values from slipping into pure selfishness. Currently considered as the most important writer in France, d'Ormesson offers in his novels an illustration of what can be described as "probable thinking". Through the analysis of existential clues and transcendent evidence, the author constructs a line of argument capable of tying Human Life to a "supreme destination" guaranteeing a meaningful outcomeen_US
dc.title(RE)NEGOCIATIONS DES FRONTIERES: PENSEE DU MONDE ET DISCOURS SUR LA MODERNITE CHEZ JEAN D'ORMESSONen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentFrench Language and Literatureen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledRomance literatureen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledModern literatureen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledLiteratureen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledDiscoursen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledIntégralismeen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledJean d'Ormessonen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledJean Granieren_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledModernitéen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledPensée du Mondeen_US


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