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Two books by Pierre Musso
Posted on 21 September 2017

L'entreprise contre l'Etat

The relations between the State and the Enterprise are transformed. Considered in the long term and from an anthropological point of view, as an institution, the Enterprise seems to impose its vision and its managerial normativity on the State. It dominates the economy and technological innovation, and extends its hold in the cultural and political fields.

The Enterprise thinks, the State de-thinks, could we summarize.

In France, the state seems to be sacralized, even if it tends to weaken, and the large Enterprise is rather the object of contrasting criticisms or passions, whereas it tends to strengthen on a world scale. The State and the Enterprise are producers of cultures, signs, rites, symbols, knowledge and social representations. On the one hand, the State has extensive missions and embodies the "general interest", the public service, the nation or justice, on the other, the Enterprise defends the efficiency, profit and production of goods and services. But is the company an institution, an organization? or simply the exercise of a freedom, that of undertaking?

It is to these problems that this book, developed by the Institute of Advanced Studies in Nantes, by a group of researchers from various disciplines, directors of private or public companies and senior officials, attempts to reply.

Edited by Pierre Musso with contributions by Jean Peyrelevade, Baptiste Rappin, Jean-Christophe Gracia, Jean-Christophe Gracia, Samuel Jubé, Thibault Le Texier, Pierre Chopplet and Pascal Daloz , Claude Riveline, Jean-Philippe Robé, Alain Supiot, Arnaud Teyssier and Michel Volle.

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La religion industrielle

Industry is a vision of the world and not just a historical phenomenon. Before being machinist, it is a great intellectual machinery. We live and believe in the "Industrial Revolutions" that have multiplied for two centuries.

This work carries an anthropological and philosophical view of the West on itself. This Occidental selfie brings to light its powerful industrial religion, never seen as such.

Industry absorbs everything. It brings the cultural architecture of the West. For the West has a religion. There has been no "secularization". Religion can not disappear; it is metamorphosed. With the "Industrial Revolution," a new "techno-scientific" Christianity was formulated.

This work shows the birth in the Christian matrix of a rational religion which is henceforth our universal belief. The industrial spirit has seized upon the greatest mystery of the Christian Occident, that of the Incarnation, and inscribed it in various great bodies to transform the world: those of Christ, Nature, Humanity and the Computer.

Pierre Musso explores the genealogy of industrial religion and highlights three major institutionalized bifurcations in the monastery (eleventh-twelfth centuries), the manufacture (seventeenth-eighteenth) and then the factory (nineteenth), before constituting the enterprise -xxie). Its elaboration was accomplished over eight centuries to reach its peak with the "Managing Revolution", cybernetics and digitization.

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