« What came before our disciplines? What are our a priori? These questions, which come to us from the philosophy of science, have been the subject of much theorisation. The “Antecedent” project has the entirely original ambition to place law at the heart of these fundamental questions in an effort to establish, both within and beyond the academic community, a dialogue between our various branches of knowledge about the different prejudices, presuppositions, paradigms, beliefs (etc.) that forge our theoretical and practical constructs and allow us to shed light on and discuss their meaning »*

General presentation of the original project (June 2021 – 5 pages): 

Team: 

First Events of the ANTECEDENT Research Programme:

  • November 2021 – Workshop in Nice : UCA – CNRS GREDEG – séminaire interne (Credeco) – « Considérations d’ordre méthodologique sur le passage d’un thème de recherche (IFITIS) à un autre (ANTECEDENT) »
  • November 2021 – Conference in Nice (video) – UCA – FORUM NUMERICA – presentation on « The role of a priori in various disciplines : proposal for a dialogue between law and computer science » – http://www.universitates.eu/jsberge/?p=27022
  • December 2021 – Paris (ENS – U. Paris 1 – U. Paris 2 – U. Paris 10) – Closed meetings with researchers in law, sociology, philosophy and political sciences – France – http://www.universitates.eu/jsberge/?p=27016
  • January 2022 – Workshop in Paris-Nanterre – CTAD – séminaire interne – « Approches antécédentes et théories du droit » – http://www.universitates.eu/jsberge/?p=27159
  • January 2022 – Workshop in Sophia Antipolis – CNRS GREDEG – cycle pluriannuel « Débattre de nos a priori ! » – séance sur « L’innovation » – https://gredeg.univ-cotedazur.fr/manifestations-scientifiques/seminaire-pluriannuel-1
  • January-March 2022 – Closed meetings with researchers in natural and social sciences (Berkeley – Bruxelles – Herzliya – Lausanne – Louvain – Montreal – Oxford – Roma – São Paulo)
  • January-March 2022 – Closed meetings with researchers in natural and social sciences in Nice (UCA-CNRS – UCAjedi Academies – INRIA – MSHS – EUR LexSociété) and other cities (Paris, Lyon, Aix-en-Provence…)
  • April 2022 – Application for the ERC AG programme
  • May 2022 – Online meeting – UCA – IDEX – EUR LEXSociété – RDDPHI (droit – philosophie) – Journée d’étude pluridisciplinaire – « Jeune recherche » sur : « Questionner nos objets par nos a priori » – Co-organisation H. Kassoul et J.-S. Bergé (podcast – online journal) – http://www.universitates.eu/jsberge/?p=27101
  • June 2022 – International workshop (Nice) – UCA – IDEX – GREDEG – ”Debating our a priori : a multidisciplinary approach” – co-organization A.-L. Thessard and J.-S. Bergé (edited book)
  • September 2022 – Communication proposal (SFPJ – subject to approval) : « L’hypothèse d’une démarche antécédente : dialogue entre le droit et la philosophie », J.-S. Bergé and A.-L. Thessard

First Publications on the ANTECEDENT Approach:

  • Article on: Pour une approche juridique antécédente des émotions politiques – L’exemple de la construction européenne in Emotion et sciences – Interactions (coll.) – L’Harmattan 2021 – http://www.universitates.eu/jsberge/?p=26381
  • Article on: Comment penser en droit nos a priori ? L’exemple des situations en mouvement – Contribution aux Mélanges Pascal Ancel – Lacier – LexisNexis 2021 – http://www.universitates.eu/jsberge/?p=25481
  • Article on: About our A Priori : Prolegomena for a Legal Analysis – SSRN – 2021 – http://www.universitates.eu/jsberge/?p=27089
  • Online journal – special issue in progress – Questionner nos objets par nos a priori (pour 2022)
  • Edited book in progress – Debating our a priori : a multidisciplinary approach (for 2022-2023)
  • Book in progress: Théorie antécédente du droit, en préparation (pour 2025) – http://www.universitates.eu/jsberge/?p=27044

Mailing list ANTECEDENT: If you are interested in the ANTECEDENT project, you can sign up for the emailing list: mailto:sympa@listes.univ-cotedazur.fr?subject=sub%20antecedent

*This Program has been supported by the French government, through the UCAJEDI Investments in the Future project managed by the National Research Agency (ANR) with the reference number ANR-15-IDEX-01