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Olivier Mongin

Paris, France

Olivier Mongin is a publisher and, since 1988, editor of Esprit, the French review of contemporary thought. When a student of philosophy, he was taught by Paul Ricœur.
Since 1985 he has been co-editor of the "La couleur des idées" (The Colour of Ideas) collection of the publishing house Seuil. Between 1993 and 1997 he was director of Hachette’s "Questions de société" (Questions of Society) collection. He was also a member of the commission on television violence established by President Jacques Chirac.

  • La Peur du vide: Essai sur les Passions démocratiques I (1989, Fear of the Void: Essay on Democratic Passions I – published in Spanish in 1993 as El miedo al vacío. Ensayo sobre las pasiones democráticas, Fondo de Cultura Económica)
  • Violencia y cine contemporáneo (2002, Paidós – Violence and Contemporary Cinema).
  • La condition urbaine, la ville à l'heure de la mondialisation (2005, The Urban Condition: The City in Times of Globalisation – published in Spanish in 2005 as La condición urbana. La ciudad en épocas de mundialización, 2006: Paidós).