Alain de Libéra is Professor of the History of Medieval Philosophy at the Collège de France, where his inaugural lecture was entitled Where Is Medieval Philosophy Headed? (Où va la philosophie médiévale? Leçon inaugurale prononcée le jeudi 13 février 2014). Prior to his election in 2012, he held the chair of the History of Medieval Philosophy at the University of Geneva. Among his earlier notable distinctions is his election in 1985 as research director of the Ve section (Sciences religieuses) of the École Pratique des Hautes Études, where he was in charge of the program Histoire des théologies chrétiennes dans l’Occident médiéval, formerly entitled Histoire des doctrines et des dogmes (Etienne Gilson), and later Histoire des théologies médiévales (Paul Vignaux and René Roques). Standing in a long and venerable tradition, Alain de Libéra has an impressive bibliography, as his publications range from studies on Albert the Great and Thomas Aquinas to works on Averroism and medieval Neoplatonism as well as on the Rhineland mystics, especially Eckhart. His most recent work involves a multivolume study on the subject: Archéologie du sujet, I, Naissance du sujet, Paris 2007; Archéologie du sujet, II, La Quête de l’identité, Paris 2008; Archéologie du sujet, III, L’Acte de Penser, I : La Double révolution, Paris 2014.
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