Philosopher Tzvetan Todorov passed away last week in Paris, at the age of seventy-seven.
Todorov was a humanist philosopher whose work often considered the “other” in history, politics, and life. In Life in Common (Nebraska 2001), Todorov develops a compelling vision of the self as social, making the “other” necessary to understanding ourselves. As he has explained, “Man can surpass himself; this is what makes him human.”
You can read more about Todorov’s life in The Chronicle of Higher Education.