Philippe A. Lusson

Lecturer in philosophy
NYU Paris

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Spring 2021 office hours: Wednesdays 12:45-1:45pm on Zoom.

Spring 2021 teaching

Syllabus page for History of French philosophy (Mondays and Wednesdays 2-3:30pm Paris time).

Password-protected version for students in the class (email if you did not receive the password).

Hopefully hybrid with in-person students at NYU Paris (once higher-ed reopens in France, room 401) and others on Zoom, but we start the semester remote only.


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.