Christopher Morris is Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Maryland. His interests are in moral and political philosophy, practical ethics, legal theory, and the theory of practical rationality. Some of his current research develops the implications of his book An Essay on the Modern State (Cambridge University Press, 1998) for international affairs and world order and, in particular, legitimacy. He was for many years.. Read More


Barbara Montero is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the City University of New York. She is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Mellon Foundation. She is writing a book on thought and effort in expert action.   Lecture: I Think, Therefore I Can How does thinking affect doing? There is a widely held view that thinking about.. Read More


Tim Maudlin is Professor of Philosophy at NYU, specializing in the foundations of physics. He has written books on quantum theory and space-time structure, and has recently developed a new mathematical language for describing geometry. He is a member of the Academie Internationale de Philosophie des Sciences and the Foundational Questions Institute (FQXi).   Lecture: A 15-Minute Proof That the World is Bizarre Maudlin will present a simple version of.. Read More


Antoine-Mahut started her research as a historian of philosophy working on the empirical part of Cartesian texts within a structuralist and contextualist approach. She then developed a wider study integrating the intellectual receptions and meditations. Antoine-Mahut focuses on the institutional and political dimension of the historiography of philosophy in France, with an emphasis on analyzing the interactions between philosophy and the experimental sciences (medicine in particular) and on the philosophical.. Read More


Christophe Litwin is a Cotsen Fellow at the Princeton Society of Fellows. He holds a dual PhD from NYU and EHESS (L’École des hautes études en sciences sociales). A former student at the École Normale Supérieure, he taught philosophy for four years at the Sorbonne. He is the author of numerous articles on Montaigne, Pascal, Hobbes, Hume, Rousseau and the Enlightenment. He is currently finalizing his first book manuscript: Généalogies.. Read More


Samuel Lézé is Associate Professor at the ENS de Lyon and deputy director of the Human Sciences Department. His research interests focus on Freudianism within intellectual history and medical anthropology. He has recently co-edited with Didier Fassin, Moral Anthropology: A Critical Reader (Routledge, 2014).   Lecture: On Scandal Scandal is now becoming a dominant way to communicate in mass media: the news is deeply intertwined with moral sentiments. Philosophers are.. Read More


Alice Le Goff is Assistant Professor at Paris Descartes University. She has developed research in social and political theory and in the epistemology of social science. She recently co-edited, with Miriam Bankovsky, the collection Recognition Theory and Contemporary French Moral and Political Philosophy. Her current work aims to research the social and practical issues at stake in the sense of honor.   Lecture: Is Honor Obsolete in Modern Societies? It.. Read More


Anne Le Goff holds a Ph.D. in philosophy and is an alumna of Ecole Normale Supérieure and Sciences Po. Her research focuses on understanding human and animal life as a complex reality made of biological, social, symbolical aspects. She currently lives in Los Angeles.   Lecture: What Can Philosophy Teach Us About Animals? Answers from Literature While animals have become in the past decades a subject of great importance for.. Read More


Since 2006, Bruno Karsenti has taught philosophy at the EHESS (Paris). His last books are Moïse et l’idée de peuple. La vérité historique selon Freud, (Le Cerf, 2012) and D’une philosophie à l’autre. Les sciences sociales et la politique des modernes, (Gallimard, 2013).   Lecture: What’s New about Modern Subjectivity? Some Perspectives in French Research, Between Sociology and Psychoanalysis One might think that the problem of the subject has been.. Read More


Julie Henry Ecole Normale Supérieure, Lyon Julie Henry is Post-Doctoral Fellow in ethics and philosophy at the ENS de Lyon (CERPHI). She is also Director of the program “Rethinking Ethics in Light of Spinozist Anthropology” at the Collège International de Philosophie. She is notably the author of Spinoza: une anthropologie éthique. Variations affectives et temporalité de l’existence (2014).   Lecture: A Spinozist Approach to Medical Ethics The working hypothesis is.. Read More