Sandra Laugier

Sandra Laugier

Sandra Laugier is Professor of Philosophy at Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, Paris, France, and a Senior member of Institut Universitaire de France.
She is Director of the Sorbonne Center for Contemporary Philosophy, Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, Institut des sciences juridique et philosophique de la Sorbonne.

A former student of the Ecole normale supérieure and of Harvard University, she has extensively published on epistemology and philosophy of language; ordinary language philosophy (Wittgenstein, Austin, Cavell), moral philosophy (moral perfectionism, ethics of care), American philosophy (Cavell, Thoreau, Emerson) gender studies, popular culture (TV series), and more recently about democracy and civil disobedience.
She is the translator of most of Stanley Cavell’s work.

She has been Visiting Researcher, Max Planck Institute, Berlin, 2014 and 2015, Distinguished Visiting Professor, Johns Hopkins University, April 2011, Visiting Professor “Chaire invitée” at the Facultés Saint-Louis de Bruxelles, October 2009, Visiting Professor, Johns Hopkins University, 2008.

She has lectured at various universities in Italy, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, England, USA, Canada, Brazil, Peru, China, Japan, Taiwan.

She has also acted as Deputy Director of the Institut des Sciences Humaines et Sociales (Division of Human and Social Science) of the CNRS. She has worked at the development of research in gender studies at the CNRS. She has created the Institut du Genre (national network on gender studies) and has launched the Gender challenge (interdisciplinary approaches to gender) at CNRS. She is currently Special Adviser to the President of CNRS for Science and Society.

Among her recent books:

Le souci des autres (avec P. Paperman), éditions de l’EHESS, Paris, 2006.
Wittgenstein. Les sens de l’usage, Vrin, Paris, 2009.
Wittgenstein. Le mythe de l’inexpressivité, Vrin, Paris, 2010.
Pourquoi désobéir en démocratie ? (co authored with A. Ogien), La Découverte, Paris, 2010.
Tous vulnérables ? Le care, les animaux, l’environnement (éd.), Payot, Paris, 2012.
Face aux désastres. Le care, la folie et les grandes détresses collectives (with A. Lovell, S. Pandolfo et V. Das), Ithaque, Paris, 2013.
Recommencer la philosophie. Stanley Cavell et la philosophie en Amérique, Vrin, Paris, 2014.
Why We Need Ordinary Language Philosophy, The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2013.
Le Principe Démocratie (co authored with A. Ogien), La Découverte, Paris, 2014.
Buffy tueuse de vampires, Bragelonne, Paris, 2015
Etica e politica dell’ordinario, LED, Milano, 2015.

She is also a columnist at the French Journal Libération.
www.liberation.fr/auteur/6377-sandra-laugier