Philippe Lusson
Lecturer in philosophy
NYU Paris

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Syllabus page for Spring 2020 History of French philosophy.

Spring 2020 office hours: Wednesday 1-2pm, room 607. Students and advisees welcome.


I work mostly in the philosophy of mind and action, at the interface with cognitive science and psychology. I focus particularly on decision-making, omissions, self-control, the role of attention and access consciousness therin, and coordination between different agents. Read more about my current projects here. Recent teaching has inclined me to pursue some additional interests in political philosophy. And some of my work on decision-making may have meta-ethical consequences (or not).


I received my PhD from the Department of Philosophy at New York University (2014). Ned Block (chair), Michael Strevens and David Velleman supervised my dissertation. I had done my earlier studies in France, where I graduated from the Ecole Normale Supérieure de la rue d'Ulm, Paris (2008), and earned the Agrégation externe de Philosophie (2007). Before all that I grew up in Strasbourg. You'll find more of my CV here.

Other interests include 20th-century classical music, urban photography, mathematics, and fiction from all places and times.