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Alain Finkielkraut

French essayist

1949   -  

movement: New Philosophers
country of citizenship: Poland, France
native language: French
language of expression: French
educated at: École normale supérieure de Saint-Cloud, Lycée Henri-IV
occupation: philosopher, radio personality, writer, professeur des universités, radio producer, non-fiction writer
award received: Officer of the Legion of Honour, Prix Européen de l'Essai Charles Veillon, Prix de l'essai, honorary doctor of Tel Aviv University, Knight of the Legion of Honour, Prix Combourg-Chateaubriand, Today Prize
position held: seat 21 of the Académie française
influenced by: Alexis de Tocqueville, Ernest Renan, Franz Rosenzweig, Hannah Arendt, Emmanuel Levinas, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Charles Péguy, Milan Kundera

Alain Finkielkraut (French pronunciation: ​[alɛ̃ finkɛlkʁot]; born 30 June 1949) is a French philosopher and public intellectual. He has written books and essays on a wide range of topics, many on the ideas of tradition and identitary nonviolence, including Jewish identity and antisemitism, French colonialism, the mission of the French education system in immigrant assimilation, and the Yugoslav Wars. He joined the Department of French Literature in the University of California, Berkeley as an assistant professor in 1976, and from 1989 to 2014 he was professor of History of Ideas in the École Polytechnique department of humanities and social sciences. He was elected member of the Académie française (Seat 21) on 10 April 2014. He often appears in France on talk shows. As a thinker, Finkielkraut defines himself as being "at the same time classical and romantic". Finkielkraut deplores what he sees as the deterioration of Western tradition through multiculturalism and relativism. In 2010, he was involved in founding JCall, a left-wing Zionist advocacy group based in Europe to lobby the European Parliament on foreign policy issues concerning the Middle East. He is a strong supporter of Israel and the two-state solution.
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La défaite de la pensée

author: Alain Finkielkraut

Regards sur la crise

book by Antoine Mercier, Alain Badiou, Miguel Benasayag, Rémi Brague, Dany-Robert Dufour, Alain Finkielkraut, Élisabeth de Fontenay, Bernard Stiegler

author: Alain Badiou, Miguel Benasayag, Rémi Brague, Dany-Robert Dufour, Alain Finkielkraut, Élisabeth de Fontenay, Bernard Stiegler

2010

The Unhappy Identity

book by Finkielkraut

author: Alain Finkielkraut

2013

La Seule Exactitude

book by Finkielkraut

author: Alain Finkielkraut

2015

Un cœur intelligent

(A Finkielkraut) - Fiche de lecture; L'ouvrage d'Alain Finkielkraut Un cœur intelligent (Fayard, 2009) se propose de déchiffrer les énigmes du monde à travers la lecture de neuf œuvres littéraires.

author: Alain Finkielkraut

Et si l'amour durait

author: Alain Finkielkraut

Petit fictionnaire illustré

author: Alain Finkielkraut

The future of a negation

author: Alain Finkielkraut

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