Jeudi 23 janvier 2020 – 14h-16h
Lieu : salle U 209, 29 rue d’Ulm, ENS
Andrea Moro (professeur de linguistique et directeur adjoint de l’University School for Advanced Studies IUSS Pavia, Italie ; http://www.iusspavia.it/-/faculty-andrea-moro)
« Eulinguistics: on races, tongues and impossible languages » (conférence en anglais)
Two apparently innocuous ideas become the major source for racism when combined together: the idea that some languages are better than others and the idea that people perceive the reality and reason differently depending on the language they speak. Relying on linguistics, logic and neuroscience, Andrea Moro will show how to dismantle both ideas which actually were responsible of the creation of the disastrous myth of the Arian race in the XXth century.