After the terrible news of the fire and because the banner of Foucault News is an image of Le Stryge, one of the chimera on top of Notre Dame, I am reposting the message and photo below from the Alliance Française de Brisbane. The fate of the chimera is as yet unclear. This article on the BBC news site lists what has survived and what hasn’t.
Claude Mauriac in his memoir Le Temps Immobile describes watching Maurice Clavel, the journalist, playwright and author lecturing on Foucault at Notre-Dame, praising his anti-humanist Kantian stance in The Order of Things. (David Macey, The Lives of Michel Foucault, Penguin Random House, p.192)
The Motto of the City of Paris “fluctuat nec mergitur” (she is tossed by the waves but does not sink) This will prove to be true once Notre Dame is rebuilt again.
Donations are already flooding in…
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