Living Today: The Need for a Critical Vitalism

Frédéric Worms is a philosopher and professor of contemporary philosophy and moral philosophy at the École normale supérieure française, where he also serves as Directeur-adjoint Lettres and director of the Centre International d’Etudes de la Philosophie Française. He is a member of the Comité consultatif national d’éthique. A specialist in the thought of Henri Bergson, his recent work concerns questions of ethics and politics, focusing on issues of  human rights, care and violence, which he considers from the perspective of the living (le vivant). He has published a number of important books on these questions and, most recently, Pour une vitalisme critique and Le nouveau problème du vivant in the review Esprit.

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