Ph. Sandra Laugier par Astrid di Crollalanza


Sandra Laugier

Professor of Philosophy at Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, Paris, France

Topic of her lecture at the Night of Philosophy in Israel 2021:

Moral lessons of "security" TV shows  
(e.g. Hatufim, Homeland, The Bureau, Tehran)
With Anat Sella Inbar

In English

Sandra Laugier is Professor of Philosophy at Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, Paris, France, and Senior Fellow of Institut Universitaire de France. Deputy director, Institut des sciences juridique et philosophique de la Sorbonne UMR 8103, CNRS Paris 1. Principal Investigator, European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant project DEMOSERIES.


A former student of the Ecole normale supérieure and of Harvard University, S. Laugier  has extensively published on ordinary language philosophy (Wittgenstein, Austin, Cavell); moral philosophy (moral perfectionism, ethics of care); classic American philosophy (Cavell, Thoreau, Emerson), Democracy and civil disobedience. Her most recent work focuses on: gender studies and popular culture – film and TV series.


She is the translator of most of Cavell’s work in French.


Recent publications:

Why We Need Ordinary Language Philosophy, The University of Chicago Press, 2013.

Recommencer la philosophie, la philosophie américaine aujourd’hui, Vrin, Paris, 2014

Nos vies en séries. Ethique et philosophie d’une culture populaire, Flammarion Climats, 2019

Politics of the Ordinary, Care, Ethics, Forms of life, Peeters, Leuven, 2020.

La société des vulnérables, (with Najat Vallaud Belkacem)

She is a columnist at the French Journal Libération.