Guillaume le Blanc is professor of philosophy at University Paris-Diderot since 2018. He is specialized in 20th century French philosophy (in relation with Continental philosophy), Critical Theory, social and political philosophy. He obtained the aggregation of philosophy in 1990. He completed his PhD in philosophy at University Paris-Nanterre devoted to Georges Canguilhem. His habilitation (postdoctoral thesis and postdoctoral lecturing qualification) was in 2004 at the University of Paris-Diderot entitled “La vie et les normes”. He became “Maître de Conférences” and then he was promoted to full Professor at the University of Bordeaux-Montaigne (2000-2015). He has been elected professor of social philosophy at the University Paris-Créteil (2015-2018). He spent several months as visiting professor in different universities (Québec, Hamburg, München, Kyoto, Brussels).
His main publications include Vaincre nos peurs tendre la main (Flammarion, 2018) La fin de l’hospitalité (written with Fabienne Brugère, Flammarion, 2017), L’insurrection des vies minuscules (Bayard, 2014), La philosophie comme contre-culture (PUF, 2014), Que faire de notre vulnérabilité ? (Bayard, 2011), Dedans dehors. La condition d’étranger (Seuil, 2010), Canguilhem et la vie humaine (PUF, 2010), L’invisibilité sociale (PUF, 2009), Vies ordinaires vies précaires (Seuil, 2007), L’esprit des sciences humaines (Vrin, 2005), La pensée Foucault (Ellipses, 2005), Les maladies de l’homme normal (Vrin, 2004), Canguilhem et les normes (PUF, 1998). He won the high school prize of philosophy for his book Courir. Méditations physiques (Flammarion, 2015).
He was editor of the series Pratiques Théoriques (PUF 2009-2018). He is co-editor of the series Diagnostics (Bord de l’Eau). He is on the Editor Board of the Journal Esprit since 1999.