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Faculty member

Philippe NEMO
PhD in Social Sciences

Emeritus Professor
Economics, Law and Social Sciences
Campus : Paris


Philippe Nemo has been a professor at ESCP Europe Paris Campus since 1982. He is responsible for the course “Humanities and Social Sciences”.
In the 1970s, he was a member of the group called the “nouveaux philosophes” which became renowned in several countries for its radical criticism of the philosophical foundations of marxism.
In 1978, he published a book on the Book of Job (“Job and the Excess of Evil”), translated into English, Italian and Spanish. The book was commented by Emmanuel Levinas, with whom Nemo later wrote a book entitled “Ethics and Infinity”.
Professor Nemo’s main doctoral thesis was dedicated to the Austrian classical liberal philosopher Friedrich August Hayek ( “La Société de droit selon F. A. Hayek” [“The Law Society according to Friedrich August Hayek”]). In the following years, Nemo wrote many other studies on Hayek, becoming the principal French specialist of this thinker. Later Professor Nemo wrote two lengthy treatises, “Histoire des idées politiques dans l’Antiquité et au Moyen Âge” [History of Political Ideas in Antiquity and the Middle Ages]&nbsp - (1988) and “Histoire des idées politiques aux Temps modernes et contemporains” [History of Political Ideas in Modern and Contemporary Times] (2002).
Professor Nemo then published “What is the West ?”, where he deals with the main historical and philosophical features of what we call&nbsp - the “West”, in order to facilitate and nurture a dialogue among civilizations. This book has been translated into English, German, Italian, Spanish, Portugese, Bresilian, Polish (soon Greek). In 2006, as a result of a joint series of seminars of the CREPHE of ESCP Europe and the CREA of Ecole Polytechnique, he edited with Jean Petitot “Histoire du libéralisme en Europe” [History of Classical Liberalism in Europe].
Philippe Nemo has also dedicated considerable work to educational issues publishing two books and a number of academic and newspaper articles on these topics.
His current research interests are focused on Chinese and Japanese civilizations. In 2006, he was visiting Professor at Keio University, Tokyo.