Academic staff

Patrick LANG

Maître de conférences (Associate Professor)

Contact details

0253522266 (n° interne : 442266)
Personal Website

Taught academic discipline(s)

Ethics and political philosophy, philosophies of existence, contemporary German philosophy, music aesthetics and philosophy

Research topics

Philosophy of values, music phenomenology

Activities / Resume

Residence: Nantes

Born in Friedrichshafen (Germany), Patrick Lang graduated in Economics from the University of Munich in 1988, before studying philosophy at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, where he benefited from the teaching of Françoise Dastur, Robert Misrahi and Jean-Toussaint Desanti. During the same years he studied choir and orchestra conducting in Mainz, Munich and Paris, which lead him to become conductor at the Music School in Malakoff near Paris in 1993. He passed the “agrégation de philosophie” in 1999, and defended his Ph.D. thesis, La valeur - éthique, politique et sciences sociales (Value. Ethics, Politics and Social Sciences), in 2000. He taught philosophy in high school until 2008 (notably at the Lycée international des Pontonniers in Strasbourg). Founder and chair of the Orchestre des Régions Européennes, he has also been a Counselor for Artistic Education at the French Ministry of Culture between 2004 and 2006. Since 2008, he works as an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Nantes. He specializes in ethics, phenomenology and early 20th century German philosophy. From 2018 to 2021, he was head of the Philosophy Department.


Additional information

Mis à jour le 28 May 2024.