Intellectuals: Are Europe and France Losing a Long-standing Lead to the US?

French intellectuals have helped to shape critical thought and Western philosophy down the centuries but now there are fears American campuses are usurping the French role.

Intellectuals: Is France losing its lead? (Credit screengrab)

Intellectuals: Is France losing its lead? (Credit screengrab)

In the race of ideas: is the US pulling away from France? an issue France 24 analyses in this recent report part of a series presented by Markus Karlsson, every Saturday at 9.45 pm Paris time:

French intellectuals have helped to shape critical thought and Western philosophy. And France and French academic institutions used to attract thinkers from around the world. But some now say that the United States is shouldering that role as a laboratory of ideas.

In this show, France 24 asks whether Europe and France are falling behind in a worldwide race of ideas. Watch also the earlier similar discussion on French philosophers linked to under ‘Related’ below.

Related:
In the Race for Ideas: are French and European Philosophers Falling Behind?

 

 



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