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Francis Wolff

Francis Wolff (b. 1950, France) is a specialist in ancient philosophy working as Full Professor of Philosophy at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris. Previous to that, he worked as a Full Professor at University of Paris X, as Associate Professor at University of Reims, and at Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil, of which he remains a regular visiting Professor. He has published various books on ancient philosophy, among them: Socrate, Paris, PUF, 4th ed. (2000); Aristote et la politique, Paris, PUF, 4th ed. (2008); and L’être, l’homme, le disciple. Figures philosophiques empruntées aux Anciens, Paris, PUF (2000). Wolff has also published books on general philosophy and metaphysics, including: Dire le monde, Paris, PUF (1997 and 2004); Notre humanité. D’Aristote aux neurosciences, Paris, Fayard (2010). He is also the editor of a collective work on spontaneous creation and related subjects: Pourquoi y a-t-il quelque chose plutôt que rien?, Paris, PUF (2007).