André Comte-Sponville


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in Paris, France
March 12, 1952

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André Comte-Sponville, philosophe matérialiste, rationaliste et humaniste, est né à Paris, en 1952. Ancien élève de l'Ecole Normale Supérieure de la rue d'Ulm, agrégé de philosophie, docteur de troisième cycle, il est aussi Docteur Honoris Causa de l'Université de Mons-Hainaut, en Belgique.

André Comte-Sponville fut maître de conférences à la Sorbonne1 (Université Paris I) jusqu'en 1998, date depuis laquelle il se consacre exclusivement à l'écriture et aux conférences qu'il donne en dehors de l'Université.
André Comte-Sponville est membre du Comité Consultatif National d'Ethique depuis mars 2008.

André Comte-Sponville a souvent été invité sur les plateaux télévisés, notamment chez Michel Polac, Bernard Pivot, Guillaume Durand, Frédéric Ferne
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“Atheism is a way of humility. It's to think oneself to be an animal, as we are actually and to allow oneself to become human.”
André Comte-Sponville, Presentations de La Philosophie

“Freedom of thought is the only good that is perhaps more precious than peace, for the simple reason that, without it, peace would merely be another name of servitude.”
André Comte-Sponville

“It is better to be too honest to be polite than to be too polite to be honest!”
André Comte-Sponville, A Small Treatise on the Great Virtues: The Uses of Philosophy in Everyday Life



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