Sandra Laugier

Professeure de philosophie
Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne -

Professor of Philosophy at Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, Paris, France

Senior Fellow of Institut Universitaire de France.

Deputy director of the Institut des sciences juridique et philosophique de la Sorbonne (UMR 8103, CNRS Paris 1)

A former student of the Ecole normale supérieure and of Harvard University, she has extensively published on ordinary language philosophy (Wittgenstein, Austin, Cavell); moral philosophy (moral perfectionism, ethics of care); classic American philosophy (Cavell, Thoreau, Emerson). Her most recent work focuses on democracy and civil disobedience; ethics of care and gender studies; and ethics of TV series.

She has been Visiting Professor at La Sapienza Roma (2019), Boston University (2019), Pontifical University Lima (2017), Visiting Researcher, Max Planck Institute, Berlin, 2014 and 2015, Distinguished Visiting Professor, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA 2011, “Chaire invitée” Facultés Saint-Louis de Bruxelles, October 2009, Visiting Professor, Johns Hopkins University, 2008, 2009.

She has lectured at various universities in USA (BU, Tufts, Harvard, Berkeley, UCLA, Duke), Canada, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, England, Ireland, Brazil, Peru, China, Japan, Taiwan, SIngapore.

She is the PI of the European Research Council Advanced Grant project DEMOSERIES https://www.demoseries.eu

DEMOSERIES explores the political and ethical teachings of Security TV Series.

 

Awards:

Senior Fellow of Institut Universitaire de France, 2012-2017, 2018-2023

Chevalier Légion d’Honneur, 2014

 

Recent publications :

Why We Need Ordinary Language Philosophy, The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2013.

Le Principe Démocratie (with A. Ogien), La Découverte, Paris, 2014. (German Transl, 2018)

Recommencer la philosophie, la philosophie américaine aujourd’hui, Vrin, Paris, 2014

Formes de vie (ed. with E. Ferrarese), CNRS Editions, 2018

Nos vies en séries. Ethique et philosophie d’une culture populaire, Flammarion Climats, 2019

Le pouvoir des liens faibles (ed. with A. Gefen), CNRS Editions, 2020

 

She is also a columnist at the French Journal Libération.

www.liberation.fr/auteur/6377-sandra-laugier