A Philosopher of nowadays

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    Elisabeth Kapnist
  • Author

    Elisabeth Kapnist
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    With the participation of the CNC and the support of Procirep-Angoa
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Immanence philosopher, present sensualist, Michel Onfray is a free minded, nonconformist, recalcitrant, a spoilsport as far as thinking is concerned. Socrate of the 21th century, he wonders about the sense of life and bumps against our believes. He constructed the popular university of Caen in 2002 based on the voluntary participation. This is the hunger and the thirst which makes come the auditors.

Onfray tells us about philosophy, literature and art. In his opinion, happyness is an everyday matter in life. It’s to be constructed daily  thanks to a patient “oneself sculpture” which needs choices in every domains : philosophical of course but also esthetical, political and gastronomical.

Between the Hedonism, the Libertines, the Cynics and the Epicureans, the movie accounts for this gay knowledge by setting images as joyful and solar as the subject.


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    Camera : Isabelle Bourzat, Georges de Genevraye & Philippe Laurence
    Sound : Patrick Genet
    Editing : Isabelle Rathery
    Music : Editions Parigo
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