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Pierre Charbonnier

Philosopher and researcher at the CNRS

A former student at l’École Normale Supérieure with a PhD in Philosophy, he is a philosopher and researcher at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and also coordinator of a seminar on environmental theories at the Université de Paris Ouest. He has published a collection of interviews with Philippe Descola, La Fin d'un grand partage (CNRS, 2015), and the books La Composition des mondes (Flammarion, 2014) and Abondance et liberté (La Découverte, 2019; in English, Affluence and Freedom, Polity Press, 2021), an environmental history of modern political ideas. His work, which is mainly focused on the link between social sciences and environmental issues, is influenced by the anthropological theories of such philosophers as Durkheim, Lévi-Strauss, and Descola.

Update: 26 July 2021


Has participated in

Lecture by Pierre Charbonnier and dialogue with Ester Jordana

An Ecological Transformation of Ideas