Cynthia Fleury: “Care is the key truth of democracy” – Leader’s League

The Covid-19 crisis has shown that care cannot be improvised. For want of masks, after all, a whole society was put into confinement. Thus, the crisis offers an opportunity

According to the French philosopher and psychoanalyst, Cynthia Fleury, vulnerability is not a dirty word but, rather, is a condition for our autonomy. Fleury dreams of a future world restored to health by the notion, and practice, of care.

Cynthia Fleury: “Without humanity, caring for patients simply becomes mere repair work” – InVivo Magazine

“Humanities introduce the power of critical thinking within the hospital”

The philosopher and psychoanalyst has set up the first research chair in philosophy at Hôtel-Dieu hospital in Paris. How is she applying that to rethink our care and our health? Interview.​

Preserving the unstealable : A conversation with Cynthia Fleury and Antoine Fenoglio – Philonomist

After the Covid-19 episode, it was important to return to the concept of the “good life”, which is far removed from the biologisation of life. Ten points outline vital “common goods”, to live in this world, as well as the methods of conception and experimentation we need to acquire in order to preserve them.

The philosopher Cynthia Fleury and the designer Antoine Fenoglio recently published a book in French, titled That Which Cannot be Stolen, in which they attempt to clear a path towards the “good life”, by positing a set of public goods to be preserved. In the following conversation, they draw on this perspective to outline proposals for the rethinking of society in all its complexity, from business to public healthcare, not to forget new technologies and environmental protection…

Some democracies may be tempted to lean the authoritarian way, says Cynthia Fleury- The Hindu

The Churchillian definition of democracy is still relevant, namely, that democracy is the worst system except for all the others. Although imperfect, the rule of law at least makes it possible to produce effective protest tools, and to endanger people’s lives less. Democracy allows not social justice, but at least the fight for social justice.

Cynthia Fleury also touches on the notion of “democratic entropy”, a phenomenon seen by 19th century French political philosopher-historian Alexis de Tocqueville.

MAISON POC: CARE – World Design Organization

As part of World Design Capital Lille Metropole 2020, the philosopher Cynthia Fleury and the design studio Les Sismo, present the Maison POC Care, which focuses on links between care, ethics and design.

The Maison POC Care welcomes projects and experiments of design that are committed to taking care of society, individuals and natural habitat. Far from just sticking to “health”, it proposes to redefine collectively what “care” means, when we need it most… Conviction, binding philosophy and design, is closely linked to twofold: on the one hand direct experimentation by the design allows us to act individually and collectively in the frame of the anthropocene era, on the other hand the care is one of the best ways to inhabit the world.

“Access to healthcare can be an accelerator of sustainable development” – Agence Française du Développement

Care is a matrix - an operating principle. In other words, it is because we have received physical or psychological care that we are ourselves able to produce, make commitments and care about the world.

From the definition of care under the rule of law to the definition of vulnerabilities by donors, Cynthia Fleury and Stéphane Besançon are calling for an urgent reconsideration of the strategies employed in developing countries to ensure access to healthcare. In response to the dramatic rise in diabetes and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) worldwide and especially in Africa, the two specialists are calling on the international community to take account of the public health emergency that these diseases represent.