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Corine Pelluchon

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Corine
Pelluchon


Department of Philosophy, Gustave Eiffel University

BIO

Corine is a Professor of Philosophy at the Université Gustave Eiffel. She is also a statutory member of the Hannah Arendt Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Political Studies. Her areas of research are moral and political philosophy, as well as medical, environmental, and animal ethics. Corine is an expert on the work of Leo Strauss and Emmanuel Levinas. In her book Éthique de la consideration, she develops an “ethics of virtue”, helping us to deal with the challenges of modern societies. In 2020, she received the Günther Anders Prize for Critical Thinking.

Corine joined THE NEW INSTITUTE in the fall of 2021 and is involved in the programme “The Foundations of Value and Values”.

PORTRAIT
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"To overcome the anthropocentric and dualistic foundations of the first Enlightenment, we need to overcome the dualisms between nature and culture, humans and animals."

QUESTIONS
  • What gives you hope?
    The taking into account of ecology and the interest of a growing part of the population, especially amongst young people, for the animal cause are signs of a new age that I call the Age of the Living—in which we accept our common vulnerability and have a relationship with others that is not a relationship of domination.

  • How does change happen?
    Profound changes take place through a reorganization of one’s representations and one’s values. This has an impact on one’s emotions and one’s behavior. However, often it is a personal crisis or a shock that triggers the questioning of one’s habits and ways, which leads to freeing oneself from alienating traditions and outdated representations.

  • What is the best advice you ever got?
    Listen to your heart and dare to think for yourself, but sometimes also against yourself, to find the best way to take part in the collective work of building a more sustainable and fairer world, for both human beings and animals.

PUBLICATIONS

Les Lumières à l’âge du vivant, 2021


Réparons le monde. Humains, animaux, nature, 2020


Éthique de la consideration, 2018


Manifeste animaliste. Politiser la cause animale, 2017


Les Nourritures. Philosophie du corps politique, 2015 (English: Nourishment: Philosophy of the Political Body)


“Ecology as New Enlightenment”, in: Global Solutions Journal 7, 2021.

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