Edgar Morin

A multidisciplinary thinker (philosopher, anthropologist, sociologist), Edgar Morin (Paris, 1921) is considered as one of the huge ‘maîtres à penser’ of the twentieth century.

With degrees in history, geography and Law, he is the author of more than 30 articles on sociology, politics, epistemology and anthropology, among which the anonymous series The Method stands out as one of the most important works of the 20th century in its dealing with the transformation of the sciences and its impact on contemporary society. He is Doctor Honoris Causa by multiple universities all over the world. During the Second World War he was a member of the Resistance against the Nazi Party and an opposor of Stalinism. He was lieutenant of the French Forces Combatants and in 1945, before he took on the position as head of the ‘Propaganda’ office responsible for information from the French Military Government in Germany, he took the post of attaché to the Chief of Staff of the First French Army in Germany. He is currently director of research for the CNRS and president of the European Agency for Culture (UNESCO).