Beatrice Longuenesse presents an original exploration of our understanding of ourselves and the way we talk about ourselves. She shows how in first-person thought and language we may express radically individual experiences as well as thoughts that make a claim to validity for all human beings.
Beatrice Longuenesse studied at the Ecole Normale Superieure, the University of Paris-Sorbonne, and Princeton University. From 1979 to 1993, she taught in France at the Ecole Normale Superieure (Paris), the University of Paris-Sorbonne, the University of Franche-Comte, and the University of Clermont-Ferrand. Longuenesse then moved to Princeton University in 1993, as Associate Professor (1993-1996) then Professor (1996-2004) before moving to NYU in 2004. She has been visiting professor at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris, spring 2008); faculty member in a 2010 summer school at the Central European University (Budapest), on Problems of the Self; Silver Professor at NYU since 2010; and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.