|Region Western Philosophy|
Name Clement Rosset
Areas of interest Metaphysics, Ethics
Education Ecole Normale Superieure
|Main interests Metaphysics, Ethics|
Schools of thought Postmodern philosophy
|Born October 12, 1939 (age 83) (1939-10-12) Barneville-Carteret, France|
Books Loin de moi. Etude sur l'identite, La philosophie tragique
Influenced by Friedrich Nietzsche, Arthur Schopenhauer, Parmenides
Similar People Friedrich Nietzsche, Arthur Schopenhauer, Gilles Deleuze, Michel de Montaigne, Baruch Spinoza
Clément Rosset, le réel et la joie : Entretiens avec Raphaël Enthoven (2006 / France Culture)
Clement Rosset ([ʁose]; born 1939) is a French philosopher and writer.
After studying at the Ecole Normale Superieure, he took the agregation of philosophy in 1965. For the next two years, Rosset taught French at the Universite de Montreal, Quebec, Canada, then settled in Nice, France, where he taught philosophy until his retirement in the late 1990s. Presently he is living in Paris.
The bulk of his work consists in some 30 short books, all of them brief studies or essays on various topics. Most popular is probably Le reel et son double, that deals in an original manner with the inevitably illusionistic character of representations. Arthur Schopenhauer, on whom Rosset has published a few studies, remains a constant reference throughout his works. The fight with depression has introduced a more personal strain in the later writings of Clement Rosset.