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Dr Philippe Le Goff

Dr Philippe Le GoffAssistant Professor

Email: P dot Le-Goff at warwick dot ac dot uk

Room H4.20, Tel: 02476 524125

Humanities Building, University Road
University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL


After completing doctoral work at Warwick, I was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy at Kingston University, London. I have taught at the universities of Paris-Nanterre and Kingston, and in 2013 was a visiting fellow at Stanford. I joined the SMLC in November 2017.

Research interests

Modern and contemporary political theory; modern and contemporary popular movements; intellectual and political history of socialism.

At Kingston I was a researcher on an AHRC-funded project on Auguste Blanqui, and I recently completed a monograph on Blanqui's political thought. I am currently working on theories of popular power and radical humanism.


Auguste Blanqui and the Politics of Popular Empowerment (London: Bloomsbury, 2020).

The Blanqui Reader, co-edited with Peter Hallward (London: Verso, 2018).

Articles and Book chapters

'Introduction', in The Blanqui Reader (London: Verso, 2018), pp. xxv-xxxv.

‘Reassessing Régis Debray’s “Modest Contribution” to understanding May 1968 in light of Luc Boltanski and Eve Chiapello’s Le nouvel esprit du capitalisme’, Modern and Contemporary France (Vol. 22, Issue 2, 2014), pp. 231-251.


The Blanqui Reader, co-translated with Peter Hallward and Mitchell Abidor (London: Verso, 2018).

Pascal Severac, ‘Consciousness and Affectivity: Spinoza and Vygotsky’, Stasis (Vol. 5, No. 2, 2017), pp. 80-109.

Marie Cuillerai and Maria Kakogianni, ‘Bankocracy: Greek Money and the “New Idea” of Europe’, Radical Philosophy 186 (July/August 2014), pp. 23-28.

Daniel Bensaïd and Michael Löwy, ‘Auguste Blanqui, heretical communist’, Radical Philosophy 185 (May/June 2014), pp. 26-35.


The Blanqui Archive (website for the Kingston research project mentioned above).



Office Hours

By appointment


Undergraduate modules

FR201 French Translation

LN211 Introduction to European Political Thought

FR332 Politics and Violence in Modern France

FR336 The Left and the Trade Unions in France