Dr Claude Vishnu Spaak

Meet our Research Faculty

Dr Claude Vishnu Spaak Dr Claude Vishnu Spaak
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Head of the Philosophy and Sociology Department
Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
claude.spaak@sorbonne.ae

Research Interests

  • AOS: Contemporary Philosophy (Phenomenology), Metaphysics, Philosophical Anthropology
  • AOC: Philosophy of Nature, Phenomenological Cosmology, Philosophical Anthropology, Husserl, Heidegger, Fink, Patočka, Levinas, Kant and Neo-Kantianism, Schelling, Nietzsche

PhD in

  • Philosophy

Research Collaborations Invited Presentations at International Conferences

  • 2021 (31st August -2nd September): “Urgrund, Ungrund, Abgrund : la pensée schellingienne du fond et son impact phénoménologique sur l'ontologie et ses limites chez Heidegger, Patocka et Levinas” (“Urgrund, Ungrund, Abgrund: Schelling’s conception of Foundationality and its phenomenological impacts on ontology and its limits in Heidegger, Patočka and Levinas”). Invitation to give a paper in the international conference “Schelling und die Phänomenologie” at the University of Wuppertal. Organisation: A. Schnell and S. Gourdain
  • 2019 (7th December): “L’irréductibilité de la chair (Heidegger, Patočka)” (The irreducibility of the flesh [Heidegger, Patočka]). Paper presentation at the French yearly Seminar of Daseinanalyse, at the Husserl Archives of Paris, Ecole Normale Supérieure
  • 2018 (24th-26th October): “La conscience est-elle du monde?” (“Is consciousness within the world?”). Paper presentation at an international conference (“Les phénoménologies à l’épreuve du monde”), at the Université catholique de Louvain. Keynote speakers: R. Barbaras, F. David-Sebbah, M. Foessel, J.-F. Lavigne, J. Leclercq, C. Romano
  • 2018 (7th-8th June): “Nature et technique. Le statut de l’étant dans la physique contemporaine chez Heidegger et Heisenberg” (“Nature and technology. The status of entities in contemporary physics viewed by Heisenberg and Heidegger”). Paper presentation at an international conference (“Physique et métaphysique dans la pensée allemande de Leibniz à Heidegger), at the University Paris-Sorbonne (Paris 4). Keynote speakers: E. Klein, D. Pradelle
  • 2018 (2nd- 3rd May): “Phénoménologie et dépassement de la finitude” (“Phenomenology and the overcoming of finitude”). Paper presentation at a conference (“Le paradoxe de la finitude: representations, conditions, dépassements”), at the University of Metz and at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Keynote speakers: L. Husson, P. Cassou-Noguès, G. Longo
  • 2018 (24th-28th April): “De l’existence à l’histoire de l’être. Raison et liberté chez Heidegger” (“From existence to the history of Being. Reason and freedom in Heidegger). Paper presentation at the 12th annual seminar of the research unit “Phénoménologies” at the University of Liège, Beligium (annual theme: “Les experiences de la raison et de la liberté”). Keynote speakers: B. Leclercq, C. Romano, D. Seron
  • 2018 (26th-31st March): “Imagination et perception en phénoménologie (Husserl, Sartre)” (“Imagination and perception in phenomenology (Husserl, Sartre”). Paper presentation at an international conference (37th edition of the ASPLF: “Association des sociétés philosophiques de langue française), at Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
  • 2018 (18th January): “Matter and movement”. Lecture at the permanent research seminar of the Center for Philosophy at the University of Lisbon (CFUL), Portugal
  • 2017 (11th-12th December): Keynote speaker and respondent at a workshop (“The reach of phenomena/ La portée des phénomènes”) at the University Charles de Gaulle (Lille 3). “Matter and movement”. Other keynote speakers: P. Alves, C. Majolino, E. Trizio
  • 2017 (16th-18th October): “Heidegger and Heisenberg on nature and technology in contemporary physics”. Paper presentation at an international conference (“What is a physical entity?”), at the University of Lisbon (Portugal). Organisation: P. Alves, J. Croca, R. Moreira
  • 2017 (2nd-3rd October): “L’irréductibilité de la chair (Heidegger, Patočka)” (“The irreducibility of the flesh [Heidegger, Patočka]”. Paper presentation at an international conference (“Vie, corps et image. À partir de Hans Jonas”) at the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL). Organisation: N. Frogneux and R. Franzini. Keynote speaker: P. Montebello
  • 2017 (28th-29th September): Keynote speaker and session chair at an international workshop (“Exploring Ludwig Landgrebe’s contribution to phenomenology”) at the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL). Organisation: S. Camilleri. Keynote speakers: K. Novotny, D. Seron
  • 2017 (19th-23rd September): “Heidegger et l’événement de la différence ontologique” (“Heidegger and the event of the ontological difference”). Paper presentation at an international conference (“Heidegger aujourd’hui. Actualité et postérité de la pensée de l’Ereignis”), at the Université Laval, Québec (Canada). Organisation: C. Sommer and S.-J. Arrien. Keynote speakers: J. Barash, R. Bernasconi, E. Cattin, J. Grondin J.-C. Monod, D. Pradelle
  • 2017 (14th June): “The phenomenological problem of matter”. Lecture at the permanent research seminar of the Husserl Archives at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium)
  • 2017 (17th March): “La physis et les limites de la phénoménologie (Heidegger, Patočka)” (Physis and the limits of phenomenology (Heidegger, Patočka)”. Paper presentation at a conference organised by J.-C. Gens and G. Jean at the Husserl Archives (Paris), with the support of the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis. Keynote speakers: A. Devarieux, J.-C. Gens
  • 2017 (16th-17th March): “La matérialité du monde. Patočka et le Timée de Platon” (“The materiality of the world. Patočka and Plato’s Timaeus”). Paper presentation at an international conference (“Phénoménologie, platonisme et philosophie grecque”), at the Husserl Archives of Paris. Organisation: D. Pradelle. Keynote speakers: E. Cattin, D. Franck, D. Pradelle
  • 2016 (15th-16th December): “Le mouvement comme structure du phénomène et le problème de l’a priori” (“Movement as the structure of the phenomenon and the problem of the a priori”). Paper presentation at an international seminar (“Fenomeno : Cartografia de un Conceito Fundamental”), at the Centro de Filosofia da Universidade de Lisboa (Linha de pensamento fenomenologico), Portugal. Keynote speakers: Claudio Majolino, Pedro Alves
  • 2016 (12th-14th December): “Phenomenological interpretations of Aristotle’s Physics in the works of Heidegger and Patočka”. Paper presentation at an international conference (“Aristotle and Phenomenology: Departures and Returns”) at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. Keynote speakers: R. Bernet, N. De Warren, C. Majolino,
  • 2016 (13th-14th September): “Décrire l’indescriptible: le problème de l’en soi chez Sartre et les ressources littéraires de la phénoménologie” (“Describing the indescribable: the problem of the in en soi in Sartre and the resources of literature for phenomenology”). Paper presentation at an international conference (“Entre la Filosofiay la literature: la fenomenologia?”) in Lima (Peru) at the Universidad del Pacifico and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. Keynote speakers: P. Audi, R. Kearney, J. Leclercq, C. Romano
  • 2016 (01st-3rd June): “Le transcendental et l’époqual. Vérité et historicité chez Heidegger” (“The transcendental and the epochal. Truth and historicity in Heidegger”). Paper presentation at an international conference (“Phénoménologie et historicité”) at the Husserl Archives of Paris, the University of Paris-Sorbonne (with the support of the Marie Curie Actions). Organisation: D. Pradelle and R. Terzi. Key note speakers: B. Bégout, A. Dewalque, D. Franck, D. Pradelle, J. Revel, C. Sommer
  • 2016 (18th-20th April): “From solicitude to authenticity: the framing of a phenomenological ethics of care in Heidegger’s Being and Time”. Paper presentation at an international conference (V. Congresso Luso-Brasileiro de Fenomenologia) at the Universidade do Minho, Braga (Portugal). Theme of the year’s symposium: “Intencionalidadee cuidado. Herança e repercussao da fenomenologia”
  • 2016 (16th-18th March): “Interprétations phénoménologiques du tragique (Nietzsche, Heidegger, Levinas)” (“Phenomenological interpretations of the tragic [Nietzsche, Heidegger, Levinas]”. Paper presentation at an international conference (“Nietzsche et la phénoménologie”) at the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL). Organisation: Fonds Michel Henry. Key note speakers: P. Wotling, B. Babiche, J. Leclercq
  • 2016 (22nd February): “Le franchissement des limites: le problème de l’utopie chez Foucault” (“The crossing of limits: the problem of utopia in Foucault”). Paper presentation at an international conference (“Corporéité et utopie de Bloch à Foucault”) at the Institut Supérieur de Philosophie, Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL). Organisation: Mylène Botbol-Baum (Europé Center). Key note speaker: J. Siebers
  • 2016 (8th February): “Le mouvement comme a priori matériel fondamental de la phénoménologie (Husserl, Heidegger, Patočka)” (“Movement as a fundamental material a priori of phenomenology [Husserl, Heidegger, Patočka]”). Paper presentation at an international conference (“Conceptions phénoménologiques du mouvement”) at the Institut Supérieur de Philosophie, Université Catholique de Louvain. Organisation: Centre d’études phénoménologiques (CEP)
  • 2016 (4th January): “Le problème phénoménologique de la matière” (“the phenomenological problem of matter”). Lecture at the permanent research seminar of Europé, at the Institut Supérieur de Philosophie, Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL)
  • 2015 (29th October): “La phénoménalisation de la transcendence” (“The phenomenalisation of transcendence”). Paper presentation at a conference (“Phénomène, transcendance et intotalisable”) at the Institut Supérieur de Philosophie, Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL). Organised by the Philosophy department for the Mercier Prize 2015
  • 2015 (6th June): “The impact of the phenomenon of matter on Husserl's phenomenology: material a priori, sensation, primal impression, arche-hylè” Lecture at the permanent research seminar in phenomenology at the University of Evora (Portugal), LabCom, directed by Prof. I. Borgès-Duarte
  • 2015 (2nd-3rd March): “Husserlian intentionality confronted with the test of matter: sensation, primal impression, arche-hylè”. Paper presentation at the Multicentered Phenomenology Workshop at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL), hosted by the Husserl Archives. Organisation: N. De Warren. Key note speakers: J. Jansen, D. Zahavi
  • 2015 (16th-17th January): Respondent to the presentation of Gregory Fried (Suffolk University: “Towards a polemical ethics : working a way out from Heidegger”), at an international conference (“The Anglo-American reception of the thought of Martin Heidegger”) at the University of Chicago
  • 2014 (12th December): “Autour de la lettre à Richardson” (“Remarks on Heidegger’s letter to Richardson). Lecture at a seminar (“Heidegger in the USA. La réception anglo-saxonne de la pensée de Martin Heidegger”) at the Archives Husserl of Paris (UMR 8547), École Normale Supérieure (rue d’Ulm). Organisation: P. D’Oriano (La Sapienza, Rome)
  • 2014 (2nd July): Keynote speaker and session chair at an international conference (“The concepts of Jean-Luc Marion’s phenomenology”), organised by P.-J. Renaudie at the University of Paris-Sorbonne and the Husserl Archives of Paris by the CEPCAF (Centre d’études de la philosophie classique allemande et de sa postérité)
  • 2011 (14th May): “Philosophie et histoire de l’être chez Heidegger” (“Philosophy and History of Being in Heidegger’s Thinking”). Paper presentation at a conference (“Philosophie et histoire de la philosophie”) at the University of Paris- Sorbonne, Research unit EA 3552. Organisation: P. Cerutti. Key note speaker: J.-F. Marquet

Organisation of Conferences and Seminars

  • 2021 (21st and 22nd November): Ethics of Tolerance: Phenomenological Perspectives. Organisation of an international conference at Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi cofounded by the ADEK AYIA2019 Award funding (30 000 AED) and by Sorbonne Abu Dhabi’s research funds (40 000 AED).
  • 2018 (January-December): “Research group in phenomenology, research seminar”. Organisation and presentation of a monthly seminar at the philosophy department of the University of Lisbon (CFUL), under the direction of P. Alves. Research theme: group reading and commentary of Husserl’s 1927 course, Natur und Geist.
  • 2016 (17th-18th October): “Monde et individuation. Autour de Jan Patočka” (“World and individuation. Around the works of Jan Patočka and beyond”). Organisation and paper presentation at a two days international conference in the field of phenomenological cosmology. Organisation: C. V. Spaak and N. Frogneux, at the Institut Supérieur de Philosophie at the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Europé center, funded by the FNRS. Keynote speakers: R. Barbaras, N. Frogneux, J.-C. Gens, P. Montebello. URL. Title of my paper: “Monde et historicité” (“World and historicity”). Fund raising of 3500 euros with the FNRS (Belgium).
  • 2015 (January-July): “Eugen Fink: Du spectateur désintéressé au règne du monde” (“Eugen Fink: From the disinterested spectator to the rule of the world”). Organisation and paper presentation at a monthly seminar at the Archives Husserl (UMR 8547), École Normale Supérieure (ENS, Paris). Organisation: C. V. Spaak and O. Stanciu, under supervision of D. Pradelle (director of the Archives). URL. Keynote speakers: F. Dastur, R. Bruzina, N. Depraz. Title of my paper (19th June 2015): “L’éclaircie et le fond: la confrontation héraclitéenne entre Fink et Heidegger” (“The clearing and the ground: the Heraclitean confrontation between Fink and Heidegger”).
  • 2013-2014: “Approches phénoménologiques de la matière” (“Phenomenological approaches of matter”). Organisation and paper presentation at a monthly seminar at the Archives Husserl (UMR 8547), École Normale Supérieure (ENS, Paris). Organisation: C. V. Spaak and P.-J. Renaudie (University of Porto), under supervision of J. Benoist, former director of the Paris Husserl Archives, and D. Pradelle, current director of the Archives. Web link: URL. Keynote speakers: D. Pradelle, J.-F. Lavigne, B. Bégout, J.-F. Courtine. Title of my paper (15th January 2014): “Data hylétiques et moments médiateurs de l’objet : la critique patočkienne de la phénoménologie husserlienne de la matière” (Hyletic data and mediatory phases of the object: Patočka’s critique of Husserl’s phenomenology of matter”).
  • 2013 (28th September): “Foucault, la question de l’être, l’ontologie” (“Foucault, the Question of Being, Ontology). Organisation and paper presentation at an international conference at the University of Paris-Sorbonne, Research unit EA 3552 (“Métaphysique, histoires, transformations, actualité”). Organisation: C. V. Spaak, J. Rogove, M. Pellegrini. Keynote speakers: P. Sabot and J. Revel. Title of my paper: “L'être de l'homme à travers limites et finitude: Foucault et la critique de l'ontologie heideggérienne” (“The Being of Man between Limits and Finitude: Foucault and the Critique of Heideggerian Ontology”). Fund raising of 1000 euros with the University of Paris Sorbonne.
  • 2013 (23rd-24th May): “Patočka, lecteur d’Aristote: phénoménologie, ontologie, cosmologie” (“Patočka, a reader of Aristotle: phenomenology, ontology, cosmology). Organisation and paper presentation at a two days international conference hosted by the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. Organisation: C. V. Spaak and O. Stanciu, with the support of R. Barbaras and the “Institut Universitaire de France” (IUF). Keynote speakers: E. Abrams, R. Barbaras, P. Rodrigo, F. Karfik. Title of my paper: “Aux limites du monde: le fond obscur entre proto-structure et chaos materiel” (“Searching the World’s Limits: the Dark Ground between Proto-Structure and material Chaos”). Fund raising of 3000 euros with the Institut Universitaire de France.
  • May 2013 (24th May): “La connaissance de la conscience” (“The Knowledge of Consciousness”). Organisation of a conference at the University of Paris-Sorbonne. Organisation as member of Philo’Doctes (PhD student organisation at the Philosophy Department of the University of Paris-Sorbonne). Keynote speakers: A. Billon and N. De Warren. URL. Proceedings released in the journal “R.é.Ph.A” (special issue, summer 2014).
  • 2012 (25th May): “L’expérience” (“Experience”). Organisation and paper presentation at a one day conference hosted by the University of Paris-Sorbonne, Research unit EA 3552. Organisation: C. V. Spaak, P. Lorelle, J. Rogove. Keynote speaker: C. Romano. Title of my paper: “Le problème phénoménologique de l’expérience passive” (“The phenomenological Problem of passive Experience”). Web link: URL.
  • 2011-2015: Vice-president, and subsequently president (after January 2014) of Philo’Doctes, the organisation for phd students in philosophy at the University of Paris-Sorbonne. Main activity: organisation of a fortnightly seminar. http://philo-doctes.paris-sorbonne.fr/). Title of my presented papers (19th October 2011, 17th November 2011 and 30th April 2012): “Les instruments de l’originaire: le rapport entre forme et matière chez Heidegger” (“The Instruments for thinking the Origins: the Relation between Form and Matter in Heidegger”); “Le problème du mouvement conçu comme détermination ontologique fondamentale: Heidegger et Patočka lecteurs d’Aristote” (“The Problem of Movement conceived as a fundamental ontological Determination: Heidegger and Patočka readers of Aristotle”); “L’action politique chez Hannah Arendt” (“Political Action in Hannah Arendt’s Philosophy”).

Publications Monographs as Author

  • Interprétations phénoménologiques de la Physique d’Aristote chez Heidegger et Patočka (“Phenomenological interpretations of Aristotle’s Physics in Heidegger and Patočka”), The Hague, Springer (coll. Phaenomenologica), 2017, 360 p.
  • Matière et mouvement. Essai de cosmologie phénoménologique (“Matter and movement. An essay in phenomenological cosmology”), Paris, Hermann (coll. Le bel Aujourd’hui), 2017, 152 pages.

Monographs as Coauthor:

  • الحجاج والمجتمع: من أجل حوار بنّاء وخطاب بلا عنف (“Argumentation and Society: for a constructive dialogue and a communication without violence”), S. Abbas and C. V. Spaak (ed.), Amman, Dar Kunouz Al-Marefa, 2021, 208 pages
  • Le sport, perspectives philosophiques (with L. Pérat and P.-J. Renaudie), Paris, Studyrama, 2012, 256 pages. This book was designed as study material (philosophical, sociological, methodological) for students preparing the competitive examination for admission at the French “Institut d’études politiques de Paris” (“Sciences Po”). “Sport” was the selected thematic notion for 2012

As Coeditor:

  • Phénoménologies de la matière (“Phenomenological approaches of matter”), ed. by C. V. Spaak and P.-J. Renaudie, Paris, editions du CNRS, under contract, forthcoming 2021, approx. 290 pages (with key contributions from F. Dastur, G. Jean, J.-.F Lavigne, D. Pradelle)
  • Patočka, ed. by C. V. Spaak and N. Frogneux, in Alter, revue de phénoménologie, 2019, n° 27, thematic release (with key contributions from R. Barbaras, J.-C. Gens, P. Montebello)
  • Eugen Fink. Du spectateur désintéressé au règne du monde (“Eugen Fink. From the disinterested spectator to the rule of the world”), ed. by C. V. Spaak and O. Stanciu, Revue philosophique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Peeters, 2016, 114 (4), 179 pages (with key contributions from F. Dastur and N. Depraz)
  • Patočka, lecteur d’Aristote. Phénoménologie, ontologie, cosmologie (“Patočka, reader of Aristotle. Phenomenology, ontology, cosmology”), ed. by C. V. Spaak and O. Stanciu, Argenteuil, Le cercle herméneutique, 2015, 294 pages (with key contributions from R. Barbaras, F. Karfik, P. Rodrigo)

Articles published in journals with Peer Review Process:

  • “De l’existence à l’histoire de l’être. Raison et liberté chez Heidegger” (“From existence to the history of Being. Reason and freedom in Heidegger”), Bulletin d’analyse phénoménologique, 2020 (16/2), p. 19-41
  • “Monde et historicité (Patočka, Bergson, Scheler)” (“World and historicity [Patočka, Begson, Scheler]”), Alter, revue de phénoménologie, 2019, n° 27, p. 101-121
  • Introduction to the thematic release « Patočka », Alter, revue de phénoménologie, 2019, n° 27, p. 7-13
  • “Phenomenological Interpretations of Aristotle’s Physics in the works of Heidegger and Patočka”, Kronos Philosophical Journal, 2019 (VIII), p. 197-209
  • “Du soin de l’âme à la matérialité du monde. Le platonisme de Patočka” (“From the caring soul to the world’s materiality. Patočka’s Platonism”, Philosophie, 2019 (141), p. 92-111
  • “Vers une philosophie phénoménologique de la nature (Schelling, Heidegger, Patočka)”, Alter (revue de phénoménologie), 2018 (26), p. 65-83
  • “Le transcendental et l’époqual. Vérité et historicité chez Heidegger” (“Transcendentality and epoquality. Truth and historicity in Heidegger”), Phainomenon, revista de fenomenologia, Lisboa, Centro de filosofia da universidade de Lisboa, 2018 (27), p. 99-127
  • “L’éclaircie et le fond: la confrontation héraclitéenne entre Fink et Heidegger (remarques pour une cosmologie phénoménologique)” (“The clearing and the ground: the heraclitean confrontation between Fink and Heidegger [remarks for a phenomenological cosmology]”), Revue philosophique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Peeters Publishers, 2016, 114 (4), p. 683-723
  • “La phénoménalisation de la transcendence” (“The phenomenalisation of transcendence”), Revue philosophique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Peeters Publishers, vol. 114 (2), 2016, p. 377-388
  • “L’être de l’homme à travers limites et finitude: Foucault et la critique de l’ontologie heideggérienne” (“The Being of Man between Limits and Finitude: Foucault and the Critique of Heideggerian Ontology”), Philosophie, Paris, éditions de Minuit, 2014 (n° 123), p. 28-58
  • “Le problème phénoménologique de l’expérience passive (Husserl, Heidegger, Levinas)” (“The phenomenological Problem of passive Experience [Husserl, Heidegger, Levinas]”), Revue philosophique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Peeters Publishers, vol. 111 (4), 2013, p. 693-721
  • “Les instruments de l’originaire: le rapport entre la forme et la matière chez Heidegger” (“The Instruments for thinking the Origins: the Relation between Form and Matter in Heidegger”), Klêsis, online journal, 2013, n° 25, p. 176-201. URL

Book Chapters

  • « From the Origins of the World to Mankind: Reflections on Patočka’s Philosophy of History », dans Finitude and meaning. Essays on Paul Ricoeur’ and Jan Patočka’s views on history, éd. Par P. Marinescu & O. Stanciu, Bucarest, Zeta Books, accepté pour publication 2021 (25 pages)
  • “Heidegger et l’événement de la difference ontologique” (“Heidegger and the event of the ontological difference”), in Heidegger aujourd’hui. Actualité et postérité de la pensée de l’Ereignis, ed. by S.-J. Arrien and C. Sommer, Paris, Hermann (coll. Rue de la Sorbonne), 2021, accepted, forthcoming (19 p.)
  • “Matière et corrélation. Le statut de la réalité matérielle dans la physique contemporaine chez Heidegger et Heisenberg” (“Matter and correlation. The status of material reality in contemporary physics according to Heidegger and Heisenberg”), in Phénoménologies de la matière, ed. by C. V. Spaak & P.-J. Renaudie, Paris, éditions du CNRS, 23 p., accepted and forthcoming, 2021
  • “Phénoménologie et dépassement de la finitude” (“Phenomenology and the overcoming of finitude”, in Le paradoxe de la finitude (The paradox of finitude), ed. by A. Feneuil, A. Longo & B. Trentini, Paris, Mimésis, 2019, p. 109-128
  • “Interprétations phénoménologiques du tragique (Nietzsche, Heidegger, Levinas)” (“Phenomenological interpretations of the tragic [Nietzsche, Heidegger, Levinas])”, in Nietzsche et la phénoménologie”, éd. By C. Bertot and J. Leclerq, Paris, Classic Garnier, 2019, p. 233-259
  • “Le mouvement comme a priori materiel absolu de la phénoménologie (Husserl, Heidegger, Patočka)” (“Movement as an absolute material a priori for phenomenology [Husserl, Heidegger, Patočka]), in Ens mobile, ed. by S. Camilleri and J.-S. Hardy, Louvain-la-Neuve, Peeters (coll. Bibliothèque philosophique de Louvain), 2018, p. 61-89
  • “Aux limites du monde: le fond obscur entre proto-structure et chaos materiel” (“Searching the World’s Limits: the Dark Ground between Proto-Structure and material Chaos”), in Patočka, lecteur d’Aristote. Phénoménologie, ontologie, cosmologie, ed. by C. V. Spaak and O. Stanciu, Argenteuil, Le cercle herméneutique, 2015, p. 159-195
  • “Philosophie et histoire de l’être chez Heidegger” (“Philosophy and History of Being in Heidegger’s Thinking”), in La philosophie et le sens de son histoire. Études d’histoire de la philosophie autour de Jean-François Marquet et Jean-Luc Marion, ed. by P. Cerutti, Bucarest, Zeta Books, 2013, p. 132-157
  • “Heidegger et Patočka: deux herméneutiques phénoménologiques de la théorie aristotélicienne du mouvement” (“Heidegger and Patočka: two phenomenological Hermeneutics of Aristotle’s Theory of Movement”), in Jan Patočka, liberté, existence et monde commun, ed. by N. Frogneux, Argenteuil, Le cercle herméneutique Éditeur, 2012, p. 195-211

Editorial work

  • Implications philosophiques (online philosophical journal). Article Reviewer since 2019
  • Klesis (online philosophical journal): URL. Coeditor with Patrick Ducray and Christophe Miqueu (2015-2018)
  • Klesis (online philosophical journal): URL. Scientific coordinator (since 2018)

Book reviews

  • A. J. Mitchell and P. Trawny (ed.), Heidegger’s Black Notebooks. Responses to Anti-Semitism, New York, Columbia University Press, 2017, 280 p.; reviewed by C. V. Spaak in S. Camilleri & C. Perrin (ed.), Bulletin heideggérien, 2018 (n° 8), p. 117-123
  • D. F. Krell, Ecstasy, Catastrophe. Heidegger from Being and Time to the Black Notebooks, Albany, State University of New York Press, 2015, 201 p. ; reviewed by C. V. Spaak in S. Camilleri & C. Perrin (ed.), Bulletin heideggérien, 2016 (n° 6), p. 156-170
  • E. Faye (ed.), Heidegger, le sol, la communauté, la race, Paris, Beauschene (coll. “Le grenier à sel”), 2014, 380 p. ; reviewed by C. V. Spaak in S. Camilleri & C. Perrin (ed.), Bulletin heideggérien, 2015 (n° 5), p. 142-154

Translations

  • D. Pradelle, « On Husserl’s Concept of the Pre-predicative : Genealogy of Logic and Regressive Method », English translation by C. V. Spaak (« Sur le concept husserlien de l’antéprédicatif : généalogie de la logique et méthode régressive »), in C. Engelland (éd.), Language and Phenomenology, Routledge, 2020, p. 56-74
  • D. Lohmar, “Éléments pour une fondation phénoménologique des mathématiques (selon Husserl)”, French translation by C. V. Spaak (“Elemente einer phänomenologischen Grundlegung der Mathematik [nach Husserl]”), Paris, Hermann, 2019, p. 127-145
  • H. Bergson, “French philosophy. Summary Table for the San Francisco Exhibition”, translated from French (“La philosophie française. Tableau récapitulatif destiné à l’exposition de San Francisco”) in Philosophical Inquiries, online journal, vol. 2(1), 2014, p. 199-214. Web link: URL
  • “Entretien avec J.-.F Courtine” (questions translated from English into French), in Nouvelle phénoménologie en France, ed. by C. Sommer, Paris, Hermann, 2014, p. 235-265

Academic Responsibilities

  • 2021: Study in progress (Market study, preparation of a program structure) for an interdisciplinary master in philosophy to be opened at Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi. Title of the Master program: Medical Humanities, to be designed in partnership with the philosophy department at Sorbonne University
  • June 2019-October 2020: Budgetary approval for the creation of four new courses (5 ECTS each) in the double bachelor of philosophy and sociology at Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi. Course names: Philosophy of environment (2nd year Bachelor), Philosophy of artificial intelligence and new technologies (2nd year Bachelor), Interethnic relations: discrimination and tolerance (1st year Bachelor), Statistics (1st year Bachelor)
  • October 2018-July 2019: In charge of preparing the philosophy and sociology department at Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi for the renewal of accreditation of its two programs (double bachelor in philosophy and sociology and master in applied sociological research). Accreditation obtained in July 2019
  • June 2018: jury member of the phd defense of a doctoral dissertation at the University of Evora (Portugal). Title of the thesis: “L’habitation, l’institution à l’époque de la technique. Pour une poétique de l’existence chez Heidegger” (candidate: Dominique Mortiaux). Director of the doctoral thesis: Irene Borges Duarte (University of Evora). Members of the jury: Mafalda Blanc (University of Lisbon), Alexandre de Sa (University of Coimbra), Philippe Cabestan (Professor at Lycée Janson de Sailly), Bernhard Sylla (University do Minho), Claude Vishnu Spaak (UCL/ University of Lisbon)
  • January-April 2018: Preparation and co-supervision (with Pedro Alves and Emanuele Mariani) of an application for a collective research grant (Research and Development at FCT: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal). Title of the research project: “The perceptual world and the object of physics. A phenomenological approach”
  • 2015-2017: participation at the defense juries of seven Master theses and evaluation thereof, at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL) and the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL)
  • 2010-2015: supervision and evaluation of research projects written by Bachelor students at the University of Paris- Sorbonne

Affiliations

  • Associate Member of the Research Center 3552, at the University of Paris-Sorbonne
  • Associate Member of the Husserl Archives of Paris (CNRS, UMR 8547)
  • Full member of the “Centro de Filosofia da Universidade de Lisboa” (CFUL), University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Associate member of Europé, the Center of Practical Philosophy at the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium
  • Associate member of the Husserl Archives (Centre for Phenomenology and Continental Philosophy), at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL), Belgium
  • Certified to teach by the French Comité National des Universités (CNU, Ministère de l’enseignement supérieur et de la recherche), Section 17: Philosophie
  • Holder of the Agrégation de philosophie in France