Photo of tiger used as placeholder
André Laks
Visiting Professor


147 East Pyne Building
Office Hours: 
10:00 am
12:00 pm

André Laks


André Laks was taught at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, at the Sorbonne and at the University of Lille. He was professor of Greek and of Ancient Philosophy at the University of Lille (1983-90 and 1994-2007), at Princeton University (1990-1994), and at the University of Paris-Sorbonne (2007-2011). He has been Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin and member of the Institut Universitaire de France. Since his retirement in 2011, he has been teaching at the Universidad Panamericana, Mexico, D.F. His main publications include a book on Plato’s Laws (Médiation et coercition. Pour une lecture des ‘Lois de Platon, Presses Universitaires du Septentrion, 2005) ; an edition of Diogenes of Apollonia (Diogène d’Apollonie. Edition des fragments et des témoignages, Academia Verlag, 2nd ed. 2008), a collection of essays on Aristotle, Plato, and Presocratic philosophy (Histoire, Doxographie, Vérité, Peeters, 2007) ; and (in collaboration with Glenn W. Most) an edition in 9 volumes of Early Greek Philosophy in the Loeb Collection, Harvard University Press, 2017 (also in French by Fayard). His 2005 Introduction à la ‘philosophie présocratique’ will appear in the fall 2017 in an English translation with the title The concept of Presocratic Philosophy at Princeton University.

back to top