Didier Debaise

Didier Debaise is a permanent researcher at the Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS) and the Director of the Centre of Philosophy at the Free University of Brussels (ULB), where he teaches contemporary philosophy. He is the co-founder, with Isabelle Stengers, of the Groupe d’Études Constructivistes (GECO). His main areas of research are contemporary forms of speculative philosophy, theories of events, and links between American pragmatism and French contemporary philosophy. He is director of a collection at Les presses du réel, member of the editorial board of the journals Multitudes and Inflexions. He wrote two books on Whitehead’s philosophy (Un empirisme spéculatif and Le vocabulaire de Whitehead), edited volumes on pragmatism (Vie et experimentation), on the history of contemporary metaphysics (Philosophie des possessions), and he wrote numerous papers on Bergson, Tarde, Souriau, Simondon, and Deleuze. He has just published a new book entitled L’appât des possibles which will shortly appear in English (Nature as event, Duke University Press, 2017).