Anne Dufourmantelle

Anne Dufourmantelle, philosopher and psychoanalyst, taught at the European Graduate School and wrote monthly columns for the Paris newspaper Libération. Her books in English include Power of Gentleness: Meditations on the Risk of Being; Blind Date: Sex and Philosophy; and, with Jacques Derrida, Of Hospitality.


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  1. In Praise of Risk

    In Praise of Risk

    Written by Anne Dufourmantelle, Translated by Steven Miller

    Fordham University Press

    This book, whose original French edition achieved worldwide attention when its author died trying to save two children caught in a riptide, challenges the psychic work the modern world devotes to avoiding risk. Weaving psychoanalytic... Learn More
    Published: 1st October 2019
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  2. Power of Gentleness
    Gentleness is an enigma. Taken up in a double movement of welcoming and giving, it appears on the threshold of passages signed off by birth and death. Because it has its degrees of intensity, because it is a symbolic force, and... Learn More
    Published: 6th March 2018
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