Tzvetan Todorov, 1939-2017

Celebrities - "Culture et Dependance" - TV Set

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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s