Mehdi Belhaj Kacem
MEHDI BELHAJ KACEM is a philosopher and writer. He is the author of a dozen books, including, in English, Transgression and the Inexistent: A Philosophical Vocabulary (Bloomsbury, 2014).
The Academy in PerilBy Mehdi Belhaj Kacem
I undertake my philosophical endeavors outside the university. As everyone knows, philosophy has for two centuries been the university’s private game preserve, and that, except for a mere dozen names, all philosophers of note have been professors: that is, civil servants. Philosophy since Kant has essentially become philosophical commentary, the philosophy of philosophy.