Cournot seminar – Claire SILVANT (Triangle, U. Lyon 2)
From 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event details :
Being a heterodox woman among liberals: Clémence Royer, from political economy to anthropology
coécrit avec François Ettner
Clémence-Auguste Royer (1830-1902) was a singular figure in the second half of the 19th French century, since she was one of the few women economists to have made a name for herself among the economists of her time, as well as being a key figure in the emergence of Darwinism in France.
Self-educated, she began reading about biology, philosophy, anthropology and economics at the age of 19. She successively worked as a French and music teacher, an embroiderer, a philosophy lecturer, a novelist and a translator to support herself. She became a multidisciplinary scholar, complaining of a tendency towards intellectual specialisation, in art as in science: the division of labour is certainly effective in industry, while “the same genius increases its power and scope by cultivating similar arts or sciences” (Royer 1868, 184)2.
Zoom link: https://cnrs.zoom.us/j/94704622943?pwd=cThCSytSMlFDeC8zOEFEUVBnZllwQT09
Seminar webpage : https://beta-economics.fr/seminaires-cournot-2023-2024/