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Génération et filiation au miroir des trois dimensions temporelles

Abstract : Generation first appears as an anonymous process, linked to the future, within which genealogy builds an order - whether divine or human – when ever filiation raises the issue of identity. The conférence will focus on the manner in which this dimension changes, depending on whether priority is given to the past, the present or the future. When priority is given to the past, generation is linked to genealogy and a focus on ancestors, thanks to which man acknowledges himself to be "the son of man". When priority is given to the future, generation and filiation are restructured and questioned by "man, the son of his Works" (Cervantès). As for the present, in the bonding and de-bonding processes brought about by technology, the law, and freedom, in the act of generation and for one (given) generation, it turns out to be the place where obvious facts are questioned, and where the questions, "Mat does being a father mean?" and "what does being a son mean?", are pitted against each other in a mirroring effect.
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Laurent Husson. Génération et filiation au miroir des trois dimensions temporelles. Elena di Pede. Génération(s) et filiation(s). Regards croisés., Centre de recherche "Ecritures". Université de Lorraine., 2012, Théologies et cultures, 978-2-917403-26-6. ⟨halshs-02937419⟩



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