Distinguished European Lecturer: Marc Crepon


Location: Hesburgh Center Auditorium

Marc Crepon

Marc Crepon
Professor, Philosopher with Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
The 2008-2009 Nanovic Institute Distinguished European Lecturer
The Culture of the Enemy: A Critique of Huntington from Freud and Nietzsche
Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at 8:00 pm, Hesburgh Center Auditorium
Host Department: Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
Nominated by: Olivier Morel, Visiting Assistant Professional Specialist in French

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Marc Crépon is a philosopher who works at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS, France). As a specialist of German and French philosophies from the 18th-century to the present, Marc Crépon’s area of interest deals with the relationship between language and community, language and philosophical discourse, language and terror. In this context, he also addresses the challenges Europe is facing today.

Marc Crépon’s recent publications attracted a high level of attention, especially his reflection on Samuel P. Huntington’s “Clash of Civilizations.” His growing influence on the intellectual scene includes the United State where he teaches at Northwestern University.

L’imposture du choc des civilisations. Nantes: Éditions pleins feux, 2002.
Terreur et poésie. Paris: Galilée, 2004.
Langues sans demeure. Paris: Galilée, 2005.
Altérités de l’Europe. Paris: Galilée, 2006.