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Cogito, ergo sum

Cogito, ergo sum

“Cogito, ergo sum”
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Dr. HDR Lucien Samir Oulahbib is a French thinker, author, sociologist, and political philosopher who teaches in Lyon, France. In past he was a host at radio Paris 80 and was a reporter, also Lucien Oulahbib was an editor of Magazine Sans Nom,  Citizen K.  and Technikart, and worked as a freelance journalist for Esprit Critique, Dogma, Marianne and Tumulte. He is an author of Incitatus: La légende de Shirley; Ethique et épistémologie du nihilisme: Les meurtriers du sens; Actualité de Pierre Janet: En quoi est-il plus important que Freud pour les sciences morales et politiques; Nature et politique: Penser leur économie: liberté et justice; Le politiquement correct français: Epistémologie d’une crypto-religion; La condition néo-moderne: La liberté démocratique est-elle la forme la plus accomplie du Politique? and other books available on Amazon.

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He is a Frenchman of Algerian descent, proud of his Berber and Christian origins defends Berber cultural roots against Arab dominance, and has written extensively on this topic. His writings tackle contemporary French nihilism and neo-leninism, radical islamism, anti-americanism, and antisemitism. As a Doctor of Sociology, he is also qualified to conduct research in political science, he teaches at the University of Lyon 3 and in several higher institutions. His main works are concerned with the question of universality, in particular the idea that emancipation is no longer enough, especially if its refinement (the consideration of others) is not as targeted and if the singularity is not preserved. Lucien Oulahbib’s research interests have a wide range from sociology and political philosophy to theology and nihilism. Primarily, he is interested in thinkers that attempt to build their own system and not a “compilation” of different data allegedly meant to be a system. He himself was much influenced by French thinker Jean Baudrillard, who was his friend and academic supervisor at the University of Paris X (Nanterre). Ancient philosophers’ works such as Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Husserl, Sebastian Stein, Hegel, and Descartes are kept in high regard and the core ideas are considered by him to be relevant for the study even today (to distinguish logic (if a then b) and rationality (if a then b only if a must be connected with b). As for the ideas of Søren Kierkegaard and Marx Weber, for instance, he sees their relevance only in certain aspects, particularly in prоvocational ones for the better understanding of the urban techno-bio world system to be in charge of it and not be a slave of the former.

In 2020 Dr. Lucien plans to conduct a seminar Le College Superieur Lyon about the “The Consumer Society” by Jean Baudrillard as published on the website of Le College:

“Jean Baudrillard takes as an example the fable of the Prague student selling to the devil his image perceived in the mirror, unable to see himself there, except at the end when he dies; which questions the fact that we extend/consume ourselves in the „objects“, themselves emerging from „things“ through a whole process of the fairy-tale abyss. And as our consumption becomes not only autonomous but intelligent, how do we transform ourselves for better or for worse?

Lucien himself sees consumer society through the prism of Baudrillard in the sense that his book present the subject in an original way, articulating from several angles (semiology, linguistic, technology, anthropology, psychology, sociology, philosophy, political science) to find invisible laws that guide us.

If one wants to understand them better he has to take into consideration specific scientific perspectives to grasp indicible, invisible, links between us and  all those kinds of „objects“ become ingrained in the materialistic, virtual, and also spiritual paths of our spirit and life outside and inside. It is this kind of movement, transformation and cristallisation of our flux life of „subject“ inside an „object“ (material, virtual or spiritual)  which are forging us every moment. For this reason there is no primary (essential) or second (non essential) need to be crystallised in „important“ or „futile“ objects since every connection is „necessary“ depending on the desire and the time. In those conditions the links or connections with each „object“ inside and outside us must be analyzed to find out why human beings desire to convey things to others. At the same time these kinds of multi-analysis levels used as a single prism at once might be a very dangerous tool if it falls in the bad hands. The consequences might be the hybris mood inside us as if we were seeing and stimulating others as some animals in the laboratory. At the moment people are in panic along with global warming situation when certain figures impose their own predictions and restrictions which are labeled, certainly, as a necessary precautions „to save the world“ (as the permanent fight against pollution, waste, misery, etc) and the permanent, obsequious sermons which are meant to restrain freedoms for the sake of “caring about people” which in fact is opposite, it is about building a network for their own, egoistic “network”.

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