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Jun.-Prof. Dr. Manon Garcia

Institute:

Subject:

Practical philosophy, research interests: political philosophy, feminist philosophy, moral philosophy, phenomenology and philosophy of the social sciences (esp. economics)

Assistant Professor

Address
Thielallee 43
14195 Berlin
Office
Chiara Sacchetti
Telephone

Office hours

Consultations by appointment with the secretary of Chiara Sacchetti 

Vita

Manon Garcia has been teaching as a professor at Freie Universität Berlin since the winter semester 2022/23. After studying at the École Normale Supérieure de Paris, she received her PhD in philosophy from the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne in 2017. In recent years, she has held teaching positions at Université Paris 1, the University of Chicago, and Yale University. Her second book, La Conversation des sexes: Philosophie du consentement was published in October 2021 and the revised English version, entitled The Joy of Consent: A Philosophy of Good Sex with Harvard University Press as well as the German version "Das Gespräch der Geschlechter: Eine Philosophie der Zustimmung" (Suhrkamp) was published in October 2023. 



Since 2022

Junior Professor in Practical Philosophy (W1 to W3), Freie Universität Berlin

2021-2022

Assistant Professor of Philosophy (Tenure Track), Yale University

2019-2021

Junior Fellow at the Society of Fellows, Harvard University

2018-2019

Harper-Schmidt Fellow at the Society of Fellows, Collegiate Assistant Professor, University of Chicago

2017-2018

Edmond J. Safra Post-Doctoral Fellow-in-Residence, Lecturer of Philosophy, Harvard University 

Juli 2017

Ph.D. at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne;

Thesis: Consenting to One’s Submission: A Philosophical Problem

2016-2018

Visiting Fellow at institute for philosophy, Harvard University

2014-2015

Teacher for philosophy at the Lycée Rodin, Paris

2014

Agrégation de philosophie (The most selective competitive examination in philosophy in France) 

2011

M.A. in philosophy, Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne

Thesis 1 (M1): The Concept of Pleasure in Michel Foucault’s History of Sexuality

Thesis 2 (M2): Patriarchy, Contract and Submission in Carole Pateman’s Work

2010

M.S. in Economics & Public Policy, SciencesPo/Polytechnique/ENSAE

Thesis : Women’s Empowerment in Economic Development

2006-2010

Philosophy and Economics, École Normale Supérieure

 

Teaching experience
As a primary instructor

Ø Sex, Libido, and the Feminine: on Psychoanalysis and its Critiques (winter 2023/24)
Ø Introduction to Feminist Philosophy (winter 2023/24)
Ø The Second Sex and its philosophical influences (FU, MA-Seminar, SoSe 2023)
Ø Introduction to Practical Philosophy (FU, BA-Seminar, SoSe 2023)
Ø Existentialism (FU, MA-Seminar, WiSe 2022)
Ø The Philosophy of Simone de Beauvoir (Yale, Graduate Seminar, Spring 22; FU, BA Seminar, WiSo 2022)
Ø Directed Studies: Philosophy (Yale, Undergraduate, Spring 22)
Ø Power, Identity, Resistance II and III (University of Chicago, Winter and Spring 2019)
Ø Introduction to French philosophy of the 20th century (Sciences Po, Summer School 2016)
Ø Full time philosophy teacher in French high school (Lycée Rodin, Paris, 2014-2015)
Ø Philosophical Methods 2nd year (Université Paris 1, Spring ‘14, taught twice)
Ø Translation and Comment: Arendt’s Political Works (Université Paris 1, Spring ‘14)
Ø Philosophy of Social Sciences (Université Paris 1, Spring ‘13)
Ø Introduction to Social Contract Theory, 1st year (Université Paris 1, Spring ‘13)
Ø Philosophical Methods 1st year (Université Paris 1, Fall ‘12)
Ø Freedom, 2nd year (Université Paris 1, Fall ‘11)

Courses in winter 2023/24:

Seminar on Introduction to Feminist Philosophy (Englisch)

Seminar on Sex, Libido, and the Feminine: on Psychoanalysis and its Critiques (Englisch)


Courses taught in summer 2023:

Seminar on Introduction to Practical Philosophy (English)

Hauptseminar on The Second Sex and its influences


Courses taught in winter 2022/2023:

Seminar on Simone de Beauvoir

Seminar on Existentialism (Englisch)  

Main fields of work:

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Manon Garcia's research focuses on feminist moral and political philosophy, philosophy of consent, theories of submission, subordination, and oppression, philosophy of the social sciences (esp. economics), 20th-century French philosophy, and phenomenology in particular existentialism.

On ne naît pas soumise, on le devient, Paris, Flammarion, 2018.

  • I authored a revised and extended English version, entitled We Are Not Born Submissive: How Patriarchy Shapes Women’s Lives, published by Princeton University Press in 2021.
  • Published in translation by Siglo XXI (Mexico and Argentina, 2021), Suhrkamp Verlag (Germany, 2021), Tao Zhi Yao Yao (China), Misuzu Shobo (Japan), Ecolivres (South Korea), Minotor (Turkey), and Nottetempo (Italy).
  • Finalist of the Prix lycéen de philosophie 
  • Reviews (academic): Mind; Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews; European Journal of Philosophy; Hypatia; Business Ethics Quarterly; Contemporary Political Theory; Journal of Value Inquiry; International Social Science Review; Simone de Beauvoir Studies; Gender, Work, and Organization; Philosophiques; Nouvelles Questions Féministes; Women in French Studies; Estudios Públicos; American Philosophical Association Eastern Author-Meets-Critics (2021).
  • Reviews (popular): Le Monde, Libération, Corriere della Serra, El País, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (among others)


La Conversation des sexes: Philosophie du consentement, Paris, Flammarion, October 2021.

  • Received the Prix 2022 of the Rencontres philosophiques de Monaco; was selected in the 21 best books of 2021 by Télérama and in the 12 best "essais" (non-fiction books) of 2021 by Libération.
  • I authored a revised English version, entitled The Joy of Consent: A Philosophy of Good Sex, Harvard University Press, October 2023.
  • Published in translation by Einaudi (Italia, June ’22), with Suhrkamp Verlag (Germany), Krtina (Slovenian), and Aliansi Buku Indonesia (Indonesian).
  • Reviews (academic): Gender, Work, and Organization; Nouvelles Questions Féministes; Cahiers du Genre; Laval théologique et philosophique; Philosophiques; Implications philosophiques; topic of a two-day conference at the Université du Québec, Trois Rivières (2022); Author-meets-critics session at Yale University with Steve Darwall, Robin Dembroff, and Joseph Fischel.
  • Reviews (popular): Le Monde, Libération, Philosophie Magazine, L’Obs, Morgenbladet, La Reppublica (among others)

In progress: Beauvoir for The Routledge Philosophers Series with Routledge.

  • With Julie Mazaleigue-Labaste and Alicia-Dorothy Mornington (eds.), Envers et revers du consentement, Paris, Mare & Martin, Spring 2023.
  • Textes-clés de philosophie féministe: Patriarcat, savoirs, justice, Paris, Vrin, 2021.
    Review (academic journal): GLAD ; La Vie des Idées
  • With Raphaël Ehrsam, “Perspectives Philosophiques sur Le Deuxième Sexe de Simone de Beauvoir paru il y a 70 ans”, Philosophie, n° 144, January 2020 (first journal issue in French devoted to Beauvoir as a philosopher).
  • « La servitude volontaire n’est pas la soumission consentie : l’approche morale de La Boétie et ses limites », [“Voluntary servitude is not consented submission : La Boétie’s moral approach and its limits”] in Camille Chevalier and J-L. Lantoine (eds.), La Servitude volontaire et ses avatars, ENS Éditions, forthcoming, 2024.

  • “Masculinity as an impasse. Beauvoir’s understanding of men’s situation in The Second Sex,” Simone de Beauvoir Studies, Vol. 32 (2), 2022, pp.187-206.

  • “BDSM”, Clare Chambers, Brian Earp, and Lori Watson (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Sex, Milton: Taylor and Francis, 2022, pp. 437-451.

  • “From Oppression to Independence: Beauvoir’s Philosophy of Love in The Second Sex” (« De l’oppression à l’indépendance. La philosophie de l’amour dans Le Deuxième Sexe »), Philosophie, n° 144, 2020, pp. 48-63.
    Translated in Portuguese (Plural, 28(2), 2021, pp.184-202) and in Italian (Philosophy Kitchen, Rivista di filosofia contemporanea, n°16, 2022, pp.139-153)

  • “Living Philosophy: Beauvoir’s Memoirs as a philosophical ‘œuvre’” (« Vivre la philosophie : les Mémoires comme œuvre philosophique »), Littérature, n° 191, 2018, pp. 53-67.


In progress: 

  • “Submission”
  • “Submission is not Submissiveness: Female Submission as a Rational Choice”

Book reviews/Prefaces: 

  • Preface to the French translation of Judith Coffin’s Sex, Love, and LettersSexe, amour et féminisme, Paris, Plon, May 2023.
  • Preface to the French translation of Kate Kirkpatrick’s Becoming BeauvoirDevenir Beauvoir: Une vie de liberté, Paris, Flammarion, 2020.
  • Review of Sonia Kruks’ Simone de Beauvoir and the Politics of Ambiguity (Oxford University Press, 2012), Revue française de science politique, 65 (4), 2015, p. 681-682.


Public Philosophy

  • « Croire qu’il suffit de définir le viol par le non-consentement pour y mettre fin est illusoire », [tr. [It’s an illusion to believe that simply defining rape in terms of non-consent will put an end to it.”] Le Monde, December 2023.

  • « Le féminisme n’est-il qu’une affaire de femmes ? » [tr. “Is Feminism Solely Women’s Business?”], La Déferlante, n°12, novembre 2023.

  • « Se réapproprier l’universalisme » [tr. “Reclaiming universalism”], La Déferlante, n°11, septembre 2023.

  • « Qu’est-ce que la philosophie ? » [tr. “What Is Philosophy ?”], Libération, June 17th 2023.

  • “Pour une politique féministe du travail” [tr. “For a feminist politics of work”], La Déferlante, n°10, avril 2023.

  • "Les hommes politiques ont-ils droit à une vie privée ?” [tr. “Are politicians allowed to have a private life?”], La Déferlante, n°9, Jan. 2023.

  • “Le droit à l’avortement ne fait pas obstacle à la façon dont la misogynie s’exprime dans la culture française,” Le Monde, June 2022.

  • Reprinted in 23 penseuses pour 2023, Paris, Philosophie Magazine éditeur, 2023.

  • “It’s Time to Talk about Women’s Submission,” Blog of the American Philosophical Association, April 2021.

  • « “On ne naît pas femme: on le devient”, les enjeux d’une phrase culte » [tr. “’One is not Born, but Rather Becomes, a Woman’: The Stakes of a Cult Sentence”), La Déferlante, n°1, February 2021.

  • « Simone de Beauvoir et les débats du féminisme contemporain » [tr. “Simone de Beauvoir and Contemporary Debates in Feminism”], Le Nouveau Magazine Littéraire, September 2020.

  • « Allaiter ou non, le tourbillon des contradictions » [“Breastfeeding or Not”], Psychologie Magazine, June 2020.

  • « De l’inégalité des sexes » [“On Gender Inequality”], Le 1, May 2020.

  • « Une femme peut-elle dire non? » [“Can a Woman Say No?”] Psychologie Magazine, January 2020.

  • « Lire Simone de Beauvoir aujourd’hui » ["Why read Simone de Beauvoir today”], Le Monde, Hors-série Simone de Beauvoir (special issue on Simone de Beauvoir), March 2019.

  • « La vérité scientifique, une histoire très genrée » ["Scientific Truth: A Very Gendered History”], Libération, May 2018

  • « Les trois problèmes du consentement » ["The Three Problems of Consent"] L’Humanité, Nov. 2017

  • « La femme est-elle un homme économique comme les autres? » ["Is Woman a Homo Oeconomicus?”], Multitudes, n°42, Fall 2010.

“Submission is not Submissiveness: Female Submission as a Rational Choice”

  • * Groningen PPE Conference, May 2023

“Submission”

  • Workshop on Gender and Philosophy Berlin, January 2023
  • * Symposium, American Philosophical Association, Central Division, February 2021
  • Workshop on Gender and Philosophy, MIT, September 2020

“Feminism and the Essentially Contested Concept of ‘Woman’” (titles have varied slightly)

  • * American Philosophical Association, Central Division, Feb. 2018
  • Workshop on Gender and Philosophy, MIT, Nov. 2016
  • * Conference “What Critique?”, UMass Amherst, April 2016

“The “lived body”: Iris Marion Young heiress of Simone de Beauvoir”

  • International Conference on Iris Marion Young, Université Paris 1, May 2017
  • “Beauvoir’s Phenomenology and Women’s Submission,” (titles have varied slightly)
  • UK Sartre Society conference “Existentialism and the Body”, Oxford, July 2016
  • * Symposium of the Boston Phenomenology Circle, April 2016
  • * International Workshop “Existentialist Social Philosophy”, Vienna, July 2016

“How to do critical theory without dismissing agents’ voices? The example of Beauvoir”

  • 4th Graduate Political Theory Conference, Sciences Po Paris, June 2016

“Is it Necessary for Economics to Take Gender Difference into Account?”

  • * 3rd International Conference Economic Philosophy, Aix en Provence, June 2016
  • * Growing Apart: The Implications of Economic Inequality, Boston College, April 2016

“Women at Home: an Economic and Philosophical Analysis of Women’s Power in the Household”

  • Interdisciplinary Workshop Women and Power, Paris, June 2011