Alexis Carré

2022-23 Thomas W. Smith Postdoctoral Research Associate

Alexis Carré teaches political philosophy as an adjunct lecturer at several French universities including Sciences Po Paris and Sciences Po Lille. He obtained his PhD in Philosophy under the supervision of Jean-Claude Monod at the École Normale Supérieure – PSL in Paris and his Master’s Degree in Political Studies at the EHESS under the supervision of Pierre Manent. His dissertation, entitled “War and Law: The Refounding of Liberalism Against the Conservative Revolution in Leo Strauss and Raymond Aron,” is at the intersection of such fields as political philosophy, law, and international relations. Through a parallel reading of Raymond Aron, Leo Strauss and Carl Schmitt, the chief concern of his research is to explore how the confrontation of Modern and Ancient political rationalism may inform the way liberal democracy interacts with the reality of conflict, of which war is the extreme form. Besides academic scholarship, the nature of his research has led him to intervene as a political commentator in various outlets, including the Figaro, Quillette and the National Review.