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Michel Onfray

French philosopher

1959   -  

movement: atheism, Hedonism, materialism
country of citizenship: France
native language: French
educated at: University of Caen Normandy
occupation: philosopher, essayist
award received: Prix Médicis essai, François Morellet Prize
influenced by: Aristippus, Gilles Deleuze, Albert Camus, Pierre Hadot, Friedrich Nietzsche, Brigitte Bardot

Michel Onfray (French: [miʃɛl ɔ̃fʁɛ]; born 1 January 1959 in Argentan) is a contemporary French writer and philosopher who defends a hedonistic, epicurean and atheist world view. He is a highly prolific author on philosophy, having written more than 100 books.He has gained notoriety for writing such works as Traité d'athéologie: Physique de la métaphysique (translated into English as Atheist Manifesto: The Case Against Christianity, Judaism, and Islam), Politique du rebelle: traité de résistance et d'insoumission, Physiologie de Georges Palante, portrait d'un nietzchéen de gauche, La puissance d'exister and La sculpture de soi for which he won the annual Prix Médicis in 1993. His philosophy is mainly influenced by such thinkers as Nietzsche, Epicurus, the cynic and cyrenaic schools, and French materialism.
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La Sagesse des abeilles

book by Michel Onfray

author: Michel Onfray


La Sculpture de soi

book by Michel Onfray

author: Michel Onfray


Théorie du corps amoureux

book by Michel Onfray

author: Michel Onfray


Le Réel n'a pas eu lieu

book by Michel Onfray

author: Michel Onfray


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