Sinan Richards

Sinan Richards


I work on the concept of love at the intersection of contemporary French philosophy and German Idealism. More specifically on the metaphysical foundations (or lack thereof) of love in the philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre and Jacques Lacan’s psychoanalysis. 



“The Violence of Politeness: Implicit Bienséance in the Sadian Universe,” Early Modern French Studies 39.1 (2017): 75-88

“Qui Perd Gagne, Oui mais quand même… Reading Qui Perd Gagne alongside Les Non-Dupes Errent” in Freedom and the Subject of Theory: Essays in Honour of Christina Howells, Eds. Oliver Davis and Colin Davis, Legenda, (forthcoming)


Jean-Pierre Dupuy, “Science without Philosophy: The Case of Big Data”, Crisis and Critique, 5.1 (2018): 146-161.

Frédéric Lordon, “The Economic Catastrophe as a Passionate Event”, Crisis and Critique, 3.3 (2016):  275-284.


Jacques Lacan, Past and Present: A Dialogue, Alain Badiou and Elisabeth Roudinesco, Translated by Jason E Smith, Columbia University Press, New York, 2014, in Marx and Philosophy Review of Books 


Currently teaching at the École normale supérieure, Paris, 2017/19.

  • S1 Between Love and Gender (Postgraduate), Translation (Agrégation) , Topics Contemporary American Politics (Postgraduate)
  • S2 Exile Writing (Postgraduate), Comprehension (Agrégation) , Topics Contemporary American Politics (Postgraduate)
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