Philippe Raynaud, Professor of Political Science at the University of Panthéon-Assas, will deliver the lecture "Civility and Politeness: Modern Democracy and the Legacy of the Enlightenment" based on his recent publication La politesse des Lumières.
Philippe Raynaud has been a Professor of Political Science at the University of Panthéon-Assas since 1997. He had previously been a Professor of Political Science at the University of Lille (1991-1997) and a research fellow in political science at the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (1988-1991). In 2004, he was appointed to the Institut Universitaire de France. He is the honorary president of the French Society for legal and political philosophy (SFPJ) and vice-president of the Fondation des Treilles. He is the author, most recently, of La politesse des Lumières (2013). His other works include notably Le juge et le philosophe (Paris, 2008) and Trois Révolutions de la liberté. Angleterre, Amérique, France (Paris, 2009). He is the co-editor with Stéphane Rials of the Dictionnaire de Philosophie politique (Paris, 3rd edition, 2003).
La politesse des Lumières
Sponsored by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies and the Department of Political Science.