Marcel Gauchet

Marcel Gauchet
Born 1946
Poilley, Manche, France
Era 20th-century philosophy
Region Western Philosophy

Marcel Gauchet (French: [ɡoʃɛ]; born 1946, Poilley, Manche, France) is a French historian, philosopher and sociologist. He is emerit professor of the Centre de recherches politiques Raymond Aron at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales and head of the periodical Le Débat.

Gauchet is one of France's most prominent contemporary intellectuals. He has written widely on such issues as the political consequences of modern individualism, the relation between religion and democracy, and the dilemmas of globalisation.

To date, only two of Gauchet's books have been translated into English, most notably The Disenchantment of the World, a political history of religion.




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