Mon zombie et moi

Mon zombie et moi. La philosophie comme fiction, Paris, Seuil, 2010


After revisiting a number of classical positions on the nature and status of subjectivity (Descartes’ in particular) and possible answers to the question of what I am (a person? a machine?), this essay develops a theory of the “I” based on the notion of imaginary figures.

It offers a new way of doing philosophy, based on fiction. This method is implemented through a reading of Husserl, Wittgenstein and Lacan which puts them in relation with science-fiction literature. The short short-stories imagined by the author are not thought experiments but intend to open up spaces for active philosophical experimentations exploring the essential properties of a perceptive subjectivity.

A fictional journey through philosophy and philosophical journey through science fiction.