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Long-play: Jeanne Proust

ft. Jeanne Proust

Professor and Philosopher, Jeanne Proust (no relation to Marcel Proust) is a post-doctoral teaching fellow at Fordham University and an adjunct professor at New York University and Pace University in the United States.

 

She has studied Philosophy and Visual Arts in Bordeaux, Berlin, and Paris and her PhD dissertation at the Panthéon-Sorbonne focused on the pathologies of willpower, both in philosophical and psychological perspectives, but her interests are wide including, Ethics, Philosophy of Technologies, Bioethics, Feminist theory, and Aesthetics. 

 

Jeanne is an advocate for a widening of philosophical education beyond academic frontiers; she regularly gives public talks in philosophy and produces her own podcast, "Can You Phil It?” which aims to make philosophical texts and ideas accessible to a wider audience.

 

In this episode, Jeanne and Caroline examine taboo, the important role transgression plays in desire, the trivialisation of sexuality and the need for more nuanced conversations about taboo and sexuality. 

 

Resources:

Can You Phil It Podcast: Apple & Spotify 

 

Recommended reading by Jeanne: 

Virginie Despentes, King Kong Theory, 2006.

Michael Sandel, What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets, 2012. 

Andrea Dworkin, Pornography: Men Possessing Women, 1981. 

Catherine Millet, The Sexual Life of Catherine M., 2001

Ann Cahill, Overcoming objectification, A Carnal Ethics, 2011. 

 

Connect with us:

@becuming.me

 

Credits:

Creator & host: Caroline Moreau-Hammond

Editor & original music: Zoltan Fecso