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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: FAB 4.44

Postal address: School of Modern Languages and Cultures, 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 in November 2017.

Research interests

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

I am currently working on anti-determinist conceptions of history, and theories of political agency and radical humanism, in twentieth-century political philosophy.


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), 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.

Other writings

'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 



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