Activity: Talk or presentation › Invited talk
While individual life is conceivable without religion, there does not seem to be a society without religious forms, so much so that one could say that religiosity is an essential characteristic of humanity. But what is the point in adhering to the stories, symbols, rhythms and rituals of a religious group? Is it a way, for each talking being, to find an answer to spontaneous questions about the meaning of her existence or is it the reaction, also spontaneous, to the helplessness of a being who recognizes herself as part of a phenomenal universe whose ultimate causes, ends and reasons she cannot grasp? In both cases, and even though it leads to the formation of fundamental aspects of each culture, religiosity seems to be natural because it is unseparable from the dynamics of living subjectivity. This conference adressed such the notion of religiosity and its naturality. To do so, it confronted Mircea Eliade's views with Dario Sabatucci's, Freud's with Ricœur's.