Dr Pierre-Jean RENAUDIE | Lecturer in Philosophy  |  University of Lyon

PhD Paris-Sorbonne University, 2010
MA Paris-Sorbonne University, 2004
Agrégation de Philosophie, 2003

I am Lecturer in Philosophy (Maître de conférences) at the University of Lyon, in France. I received my PhD in Philosophy from Paris-Sorbonne University, where I taught Philosophy from 2004 to 2012 and defended a dissertation on Edmund Husserl’s theory of knowledge and the emergence of phenomenology at the turn of the XXth Century. From 2013 to 2017, I was appointed as a FCT post-doctoral researcher and joined the Mind Language and Action Group (MLAG) at the University of Porto. I am currently working on the shortcomings of self-knowledge in phenomenology and philosophy of mind. My research explores the moral and epistemological difficulties that stem from the authority and privilege granted to the first-person in self-knowledge.


I published a book on the relations between language and perception in Edmund Husserl’s phenomenology (Husserl on Categories. Language, Thought, Perception, Paris, Vrin, 2015), and several articles in French and English on topics related to intentionality, self-knowledge, epistemology, phenomenology and psychology. I wrote on Kant, Brentano, Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, Derrida, and am interested in showing how phenomenological analyses can address some of the challenges related to the question of self-knowledge and brought up by recent philosophy of mind (mainly in the works of Sellars, Castaneda, Shoemaker, McDowell, Moran…).

More details about the different aspects of my research can be found in the “Research” section of this website.

I have been working as a researcher in France, Australia, the USA and Portugal. Beside my research collaboration with the Universities of Porto and Lisbon in Portugal, I am a member of the Husserl Archives (Paris), an Adjunct Fellow at Western Sydney University and an Honorary Fellow at Deakin University in Melbourne.

Areas of interest : Contemporary continental Philosophy, Phenomenology (German and French), Philosophy of Mind, Kant’s Theory of Knowledge, Moral Psychology, Epistemology and Metaphysics, Philosophy of Psychology



When I don’t read or write philosophy, play scissors-paper-rock with my children or discuss the relationship between the arts and politics with my wife Jodie, I try as often as possible to walk and climb in the mountains – in particular in the ever beautiful French Pyrénées. A few pictures documenting these activities can be found in the Gallery; some other photos and the description of some previous ascents are available on the camp-to-camp website.



Professional Website: http://facdephilo.univ-lyon3.fr/m-renaudie-pierre-jean


Contact: pierre-jean.renaudie@univ-lyon3.fr


Dr PIERRE-JEAN RENAUDIE | Lecturer in Philosophy
Faculté de Philosophie de l’Université Lyon III – Jean Moulin
15, Quai Claude Bernard
BP 638 – 69239 Lyon Cedex 02 – FRANCE