Jean-Marc LÚvy-Leblond

(Montpellier, France, 1940)

Jean-Marc Lévy-Leblond graduated at the École normale Supérieure. He gained his Doctorate in Physical Sciences at Orsay University (1965). From 1980 to 2002, he lectured at Nice University, where he taught in the physics, philosophy and communication departments. He is currently Director of Programmes of the International College of Philosophy and Emeritus Professor at Nice University.

He has been a member of the editorial board of various publications, such as European Journal of Physics, Speculations in Science and Technology, Fundamenta Scientiae, Euroscientia Forum and Physics and Technology Quest. He is the Director and creator of the Seuil collections ‘Science Ouverte', ‘Points-Sciences', ‘Sources du Savoir' and ‘La Dérivée' (since 1972). He is founder and editor of the quarterly review Alliage (culture, science, technique), set up in 1989.

As an essayist and disseminator of science, he has published L'esprit de sel (science, culture, politique) (1984), Mettre la science en culture (1986), Aux contraires (l'exercice de la pensée et la practique de la science)(1996), La pierre de touche (la science à l'épreuve...) (1996) and Impasciences (2000).

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