André Laks

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Born (1950-05-28) May 28, 1950 (age 71)
  • Classical philologist
  • Historian of philosophy

André Laks (born 28 May 1950) is a French Classical and historian of philosophy.


After attending the Lycée Carnot (Paris), André Laks obtained a master's degree in philosophy in 1971 under the supervision of Pierre Aubenque. In 1977, he obtained his doctorate under the supervision of Jean Bollack at Community of universities and establishments Lille-Nord-de-France, with a critical edition, a translation and a commentary on the fragments and testimonies of Diogenes of Apollonia. In 1988, he obtained a doctorate of state under the supervision of Jean Bollack and Jacques Bompaire at the Sorbonne thanks to a thesis on political thought by Plato ( "Law and persuasion. On the structure of Platonic political thought".

In 1988, André Laks was appointed professor of Greek philology at the University Lille-III. Three years later, in 1991, he became Full Professor of Ancient Philosophy at Princeton University. In 1994, he returned to the University of Lille with the same title. In 2007, André Laks was appointed professor of ancient philosophy at the Sorbonne.

André Laks is the son of the composer and survivor of Auschwitz Simon Laks.


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