Philippe A. Lusson

Lecturer in philosophy
NYU Paris

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Fall 2023 office hours: Wednesday 9-11am on Zoom (link on syllabus pages or email me).

Not teaching in spring 2024.

Fall 2023 teaching

Syllabus page for Political philosophy (Mondays and Wednesdays 1-2:30pm, room 608).

Syllabus page for History of French philosophy (Mondays and Wednesdays 3-4:30pm, room 413).

If you are a student enrolled in my class or looking to enroll and did not receive the login and password for these pages, please email me.


I work mostly in the philosophy of mind and action, at the interface with cognitive science and psychology. I focus particularly on decision-making, omissions, self-control, the role of attention, and coordination among agents. Read more about current research projects here. Recent teaching has inclined me to pursue additional interests in political philosophy. Some of my work on decision-making may have meta-ethical consequences (or not).


I have taught at NYU Paris since 2015. I received my PhD from the Department of Philosophy at New York University (Washington Square, 2014). Ned Block (chair), Michael Strevens and David Velleman supervised a dissertation that dealt for the most part with omissions. I did my earlier studies in France, where I graduated from the Ecole Normale Supérieure de la rue d'Ulm in Paris (B/L, 2004-2008) and earned the Agrégation externe de Philosophie (2007). Before all that I grew up in Strasbourg.

Other interests include 20th-century classical music, urban photography, mathematics, and fiction from all places and times.