BENJAMIN BOURCIER

Associate Professor of Moral and Political Philosophy

BENJAMIN BOURCIER

Associate Professor of Moral and Political Philosophy
benjamin.bourcier@univ-catholille.fr

Biography

Benjamin Bourcier is Associate Professor of moral and political Philosophy at ESPOL (section 17 CNU). He holds a PhD in philosophy (The Cosmopolitan Thought of J. Bentham – 2016).

His current research focuses on international political philosophy and cosmopolitanism with a large part of this research developed in the history of political philosophy and political ideas. He is mainly interested in the Anglo-Saxon tradition of international political thought (since Hobbes), in the history of modern cosmopolitanism, as well as in contemporary debates on cosmopolitanism.

Languages spoken: French and English

 

CLASSES TAUGHT AT ESPOL

  • Histoire des idées politiques anciennes et modernes
  • Political Philosophy of Immigration
  • Reading Leviathan, Hobbes
  • History of International Political Theory
  • Qu’est-ce que le cosmopolitisme?

RESEARCH FIELDS

  • History of political thought
  • International Political Philosophy and Cosmopolitanism

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Special Issues/edited volumes :

Hobbes/Bentham, influences et modernité anglaise, dir. B. Bourcier & M. Jakonen, Revue Philosophique de la France et de l’étranger, n°211, 3/2021 Paris, PUF.

Théories politiques du transhumanisme, dir. B. Bourcier, Raisons Politiques, n°74, 2019/2, Paris, Presses de Sciences Po.

Utilitarisme Classique et Cosmopolitisme, dir. J-P Cléro et B. Bourcier, Philosophical Enquiries, Revue des philosophies anglophones, 2017. http://www.philosophicalenquiries.com/numerosommaire.html

Articles/book chapters :

Benjamin Bourcier & Mikko Jakonen, L’International chez Hobbes et Bentham : colonies, économie et commerce international, dans, Hobbes-Bentham, dir. B. Bourcier & M. Jakonen, Revue Philosophique de la France et de l’étranger, n°211, Paris, PUF, 3/2021, p. 343-359.

Benjamin Bourcier, Jeremy Bentham’s Principle of Utility and Taste : an alternative approach to aesthetics in two stages, chap. 9, in, Bentham & The Arts, eds. A. Julius, M. Quinn & P. Schofield, London, University College London Press, 2020, p. 227-243.

Benjamin Bourcier, (2021). Bentham’s International Political Theory: Taking States’ Responsibilities Seriously. Utilitas, 33(3), 287-303. doi:10.1017/S0953820820000448

Benjamin Bourcier, La « liberté morphologique » transhumaniste, un nouvel esprit anti-cosmopolitique, dans, numéro spécial « Théories politiques du transhumanisme », Raisons Politiques, n°74, 2019/2, Paris, Presses de Sciences Po, p.99-117.

Benjamin Bourcier, Revue Critique, L’hospitalité: éthique ou politique, dans, Revue Philosophique de la France et de l’étranger, 2018/2, Tome 144, Paris, PUF, p.221-234.

Benjamin Bourcier, Rescuing politics from lying and hypocrisy: utility and truth in Jeremy Bentham’s Thought, Ethics Politics Society. A Journal in Moral and Political Philosophy (n°2 2019), Braga, Portugal, p.154-176.

Benjamin Bourcier, Jeremy Bentham et le cosmopolitisme juridique, dans, Le Cosmopolitisme Juridique, dir. Olivier de Frouville, Paris, Pedone, 2015, p. 99-111.

Benjamin Bourcier, The Subject of Law as Foundation of Cosmopolitanism?, in, Cosmopolitanism Without Foundations, ed. C. Parvu, T. Caraus, D. Lazea, Zeta Books, 2015, p.194-218.

 

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