Michel Seymour

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Michel Seymour (born 1954) is a Québécois philosopher and professor at the Université de Montréal, where he has been teaching analytical philosophy (philosophy of language and philosophy of mind) since 1990.


After having obtained a Ph.D. in philosophy from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières in 1986, he continued to study in the same field for several years at the Oxford University under the direction of John McDowell and at the University of California, Los Angeles under the direction of Tyler Burge. He was president of the Société de philosophie du Québec from 1994 to 1996.

He published in various English language philosophy journals including the Journal of Philosophy and Philosophical Studies as well as many more in French. He is also the author of several books and director of collective works.




  • Une nation peut-elle se donner la constitution de son choix?, 1992
  • Pensée, langage et communauté. Une perspective anti-individualiste, 1994
  • La Nation en question, 1999
  • Nationalité, citoyenneté et solidarité, 1999
  • Le Pari de la démesure, 2001
  • Profession: Philosophe, 2005
  • L'Institution du langage, 2005
  • De la tolérance à la reconnaissance, 2008

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