Souleymane Bachir Diagne

Souleymane Bachir Diagne


  • Colonial legacy, Decolonization, Reappraisal of the colonial past

  • New York City (United States of America)

Souleymane Bachir Diagne is a professor of philosophy and francophone studies at Columbia University and the Director of the Institute of African Studies. His fields of research and teaching include history of philosophy, history of logic and mathematics, Islamic philosophy, African literature and philosophy. His most recent publications in English are: Open to Reason: Muslim Philosophers in Conversation with the Western Tradition (2018), Bergson postcolonial (2019); In Search of Africa(s). Universalism and Decolonial Thought (co-author of the dialogue: Jean-Loup Amselle (2020)). Souleymane Bachir Diagne is a member of the Royal Academy of Belgium and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Souleymane Bachir Diagne at the Latitude Festival:

Opening Talk

Contributions by Souleymane Bachir Diagne