Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy

Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy is an electronic, open access, peer-reviewed academic journal devoted to the study of French and Francophone thought. Though rooted in the discipline of philosophy, the journal invites interdisciplinary extensions and explorations in a theoretical register. We accept and publish manuscripts written in either French or English.

Mission Statement

Our mission as a journal is straightforward. We are dedicated to publishing essays on philosophy and related theoretical endeavors in both French and English. We are committed to thinking broadly about philosophical inquiry in terms of the geography and historical period of the French language, and we welcome work engaged with the Francophone intellectual world in an interdisciplinary context. To this end, the journal is interested in publishing essays on prominent as well as lesser-known figures in French and Francophone philosophy.

Founded in 1989 by Colette Michael as the Bulletin de la Société Américaine de Philosophie de Langue Française and published as Journal of French Philosophy, the journal is now published under the auspices of University of Pittsburgh in electronic and print format. The Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy maintains a strong connection to The Société Américaine de Philosophie de Langue Française (SAPLF). The Société is a member of the Association des Sociétés de Philosophie de Langue Française (ASPLF), created in 1937 by Léon Brunschvicg, Émile Bréhier, and André Lalande.

The journal is an open source and open access journal, operating under the Creative Commons license 3.0 (Attribution/Non-Commerical/No Derivative Works). Under this license and agreement, authors retain copyright and grant the journal the right of first publication. Please see our full statement on author and copyright.

Our rationale for operating as an open access journal is simple: we want the widest distribution possible for the ideas expressed in the journal. With open access, the articles published in the Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy are available to scholars and students without library subscription. Given the international scope of the journal - addressing ideas in and from the francophone world - maximizing access to scholarship is paramount.

Only published articles are given as open access. The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of the journal and will not be made avaiiable for any other purpose or to any other party.


Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy (ISSN 2155-1162) is a peer-reviewed, semi-annual publication and publishes essays, book reviews, and critical notes in both French and English.

Vol 21, No 2 (2013)

Guest Editor, Jean Leclercq (Université Catholique Louvain).

Table of Contents


Après la chair PDF (Français)
Claude Romano 1-29
Le corps, l’événement, et l’horizon indépassable de l’anthropologie: Réponse à Claude Romano PDF (Français)
Grégori Jean 30-50
L’apostrophe de l’événement: Romano à la lumière de Badiou et Marion PDF (Français)
Stéphane Vinolo 51-67
Notes pour une phénoménologie de la naissance: En dialogue avec Claude Romano PDF (Français)
Claudio Tarditi 68-86
Claude Romano au carrefour de la phénoménologie française PDF (Français)
Carla Canullo 87-104


The Call and the Phenomenon PDF
François Laruelle 105-117
Heidegger without Man?: The Ontological Basis of Lyotard’s Later Antihumanism PDF
Matthew R. McLennan 118-130
Deleuze and Epicurean Philosophy: Atomic Speed and Swerve Speed PDF
Michael James Bennett 131-157


Review Essay: Daniel Morgan, Late Godard and the Possibilities of Cinema PDF
Andrew Ryder 158-162
Review Essay: Emmanuel Falque, The Metamorphosis of Finitude: An Essay on Birth and Resurrection PDF
N.N. Trakakis 163-166