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Dr Philippe Le Goff

Associate Professor

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

Fourth Floor, Faculty of Arts Building,

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 joined the SMLC as an assistant professor in 2017.

Research interests

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

I am currently developing a project on theories of anti-colonial humanism in the post-war period. I have also recently written about Marshall Berman's political philosophy and the place of hip-hop in his work.

In 2023-24, I will be convening this research seminar.


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

'Communism and community', in Delphine Antoine-Mahut & Laurent Fedi (eds.), Grundriss der Geschichte der Philosophie: 19. Jahrhundert, Französischer Sprachraum (Schwabe Verlag: forthcoming).

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

Capitalism, Crisis and Critique: Reassessing Régis Debray's 'Modest Contribution' to understanding May 1968 in light of Luc Boltanski and Ève Chiapello's Le nouvel esprit du capitalisme’, Modern and Contemporary France 22:2 (2014), 231-251.

Essays and other writings

'Auguste Blanqui', in Delphine Antoine-Mahut, Pierre-François Moreau, Renzo Ragghianti & Patrice Vermeren (eds.), Dictionnaire de la philosophie française du XIXe siècle (Classiques Garnier: forthcoming).

'A face in the crowd', Verso Blog, 22 September 2023.

'Soul-making in the throes of suffering', Verso Blog, 21 July 2022.

'Blanqui today?', Verso Blog, 6 May 2022.

'The fall of Napoleon III', Modern History Review, September 2020.


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

Pascal Severac, ‘Consciousness and Affectivity: Spinoza and Vygotsky’, Stasis 5:2 (2017), 80-109.

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

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


The Blanqui Archive 



Office Hours

By appointment