Elie During, Ph.D.
Dr. Elie During is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Paris 10, Nanterre, and a seminar lecturer at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris (School of Fine Arts). He studied philosophy at the Sorbonne and the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris from 1993 to 1998, and at Princeton University in the U.S. from 1995 to 1996, before working at the French Cultural Service in New York as a "cultural attaché" for books and academic exchanges from 1998 to 1999. Dr. During received his Ph.D. from the University of Paris 10 in 2007 for his research on the philosophical reception of the theory of relativity ("From Relativity to Spacetime: Bergson between Einstein and Poincaré," 2007) and has since been further exploring the notion of spacetime at the juncture of metaphysics, science, and aesthetics, where the durations of mind and matter seem to intersect.
Dr. During is a member of the CIEPFC, an international center for the study of contemporary French philosophy at the Ecole Normale Supérieure and a co-editor of the review Critique. His publications include two edited volumes of selected philosophical readings (L'Âme [The Soul], Flammarion, 1997; La Métaphysique [Metaphysics], Flammarion, 1998) and an introduction to Poincaré's philosophy of science (La Science et l’hypothèse: Poincaré, Ellipses, 2001). He has also published various papers on epistemological issues ("A History of Problems": Bergson and the French Epistemological Tradition," Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, 2004; "Durations and Simultaneities," Handbook of Whiteheadian Process Thought, Ontos Verlag, 2008) and has contributed to collections of essays on French philosophy (French Theory in America, Routledge, 2001) and film studies (The Matrix in Theory, Rodopi, 2006).