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  • Séminaire Nudges. Anne Brunon-Ernst, « The Fallacy of Informed Consent: Linguistic Markers of Assent and Counter-Nudging in Some E-User Agreements »

Dans le cadre du projet « NUDGE – Extralegal Normativities and Public Policies » (École de Droit de Sciences Po, C3E et ESPOL), nous avons le plaisir de vous inviter à la séance de notre séminaire qui accueillera Anne Brunon-Ernst, Professeur d’Anglais juridique à l’Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas sur le thème suivant : « The Fallacy of Informed Consent: Linguistic Markers of Assent and Counter-Nudging in Some E-User Agreements »


Orthodox contract law theory assumes that parties agree to the terms of a contract before entering into an agreement. However recent factual evidence points towards the fact that consumers do not systematically read, thus become informed of, the terms of a contract. Academics are asking for mandatory frameworks to ensure that informed consent is indeed sought and given by parties to a contract. The present study looks into the user agreements of four online companies that provide a marketplace for the sale of goods or free provision of services by other sellers and/or users (Ebay, Tripadvisor, YouTube and Amazon). The aim is firstly to identify the lexical/ textual markers and peri-textual features of agreement in order to highlight the fallacy of informed consent. Secondly the present paper suggests textual and peri-textual nudging in online user agreement contracts to make informed consent effective.

Date: Vendredi 27 Novembre 2015 – 15:00 – 17:00
Lieu: Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas, 92, Rue d’Assas 75006 Paris – Salle 411

  • Parution d’un Dossier sur Bentham dans les Archives de Philosophie

E. de Champs : « Utilitarisme et liberté. La pensée politique de Jeremy Bentham »
J. P. Cléro : « Le calcul benthamien des plaisirs et des peines. Calcul introuvable ou seulement indéfiniment différé? »
A. Guillot : « La question du peuple dans la philosophie de J. Bentham »
E. de Champs : « Religion, politique et utilité chez Jeremy Bentham »
P. Niesen : « Parole, vérité et liberté de Jeremy Bentham à John Stuart Mill »
A. Brunon-Ernst : « Le gouvernement des normes. Jeremy Bentham et les instruments de régulation postmoderne »
A. Hatzenberger : « Correspondance diplomatique de J.J. Rousseau. L’initiation à l’art politique dans les Dépêches de Venise« 
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Bulletin Hobbes XXVII


  • Parution de Enlightenment and Utility d’Emmanuelle de Champs, Cambridge University Press, 2015

Jeremy Bentham, the founder of classical utilitarianism, was a seminal figure in the history of modern political thought. This lively monograph presents the numerous French connections of an emblematic British thinker. Perhaps more than any other intellectual of his time, Bentham engaged with contemporary events and people in France, even writing in French in the 1780s. Placing Bentham’s thought in the context of the French-language Enlightenment through to the post-Revolutionary era, Emmanuelle de Champs makes the case for a historical study of ‘Global Bentham’. Examining previously unpublished sources, she traces the circulation of Bentham’s letters, friends, manuscripts, and books in the French-speaking world. This study in transnational intellectual history reveals how utilitarianism, as a doctrine, was both the product of, and a contribution to, French-language political thought at a key time in European history. The debates surrounding utilitarianism in France cast new light on the making of modern Liberalism. [Publisher's website]