Nicolas Faucher

NICOLAS FAUCHER is a scholar of philosophy who specializes in the ethics of knowledge and belief.

Nicolas is a Research Fellow at the Humboldt University in Berlin and an adjunct researcher at the Laboratoire d’Études sur les Monothéismes, CNRS. He has served as Lecturer at institutions such as the University of Nanterre, the Institut Catholique de Paris, and the Sorbonne, and as researcher at others including the Universities of Helsinki and Oxford. Nicolas holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the École Pratique des Hautes Études and the University of Bari, and has also trained in psychoanalysis at the École Pratique des Hautes Études en Psychopathologies and in philosophical counseling at the Institut des Pratiques Philosophiques.

Nicolas’ publications include the monograph La volonté de croire au Moyen Âge (Brepols, 2019), edited volumes such as Perspectives on Belief and the Will (Brill, 2023) and Encountering Others, Understanding Ourselves (with Virpi Mäkinen, De Gruyter, 2002), and numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals. His research has earned him distinctions such as the Prix Aguirre-Basualdo of the Chancellerie des Universités de Paris, the Prix Jeunes Chercheurs de la Fondation des Treilles, the Core Fellowship of the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, and the Humboldt Research Fellowship of the Humboldt Foundation.

An all-terrain philosopher, Nicolas has worked as pen for several French politicians at the national level, participated in works committees to foster clear, precise, and constructive social dialogue, and been active in various political and humanistic associations.

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