Raphaël Enthoven

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Raphaël Enthoven
Raphaël Enthoven in March 2010
Born (1975-11-09) 9 November 1975 (age 40)
Spouse(s) Justine Lévy
Partner(s) Carla Bruni
Parent(s) Jean-Paul Enthoven
Catherine David

Raphael Enthoven (born 9 November 1975) is a French philosopher.


After obtaining the qualification in philosophy from École Normale Supérieure, he taught for two years at the Jean Moulin University Lyon 3, then at the University of Paris VII-Jussieu, and during the first two years (2002 and 2003) at the Université populaire de Caen, founded by Michel Onfray, where he runs the general philosophy seminar. After distancing himself from the latter [1], he became co-producer of the radio show Les vendredis de la philosophie on France Culture. He now teaches at the Ecole Polytechnique and Sciences Po,[1] he teaches lessons on Spinoza, Bergson and Clément Rosset on "Tuesdays philosophy" and the Bibliothèque nationale de France on the meaning of life.

He is the adviser to the editor of Philosophie Magazine, where he holds the "Meaning and life",[2] it is still in production at France Culture. Having dealt with the Appointment Policy, in partnership with the magazine L'Express, he has become an everyday icon in the new program schedule for France Culture in 2008-2009 by bringing to life the show The new paths of knowledge [3] Monday to Friday at 17h.

Since October 2008, he has produced the show Philosophy broadcast on Sunday at 1pm on Arte.[4]

Personal life[edit]

He was born in Paris, and is the son of journalists Catherine David and Jean-Paul Enthoven.[5] In 1995, Enthoven married Justine Lévy, the daughter of his father's best friend, Bernard-Henri Lévy. Enthoven began an affair with singer Carla Bruni and has a child with her.[6]


  • Un jeu d'enfant : la philosophie, Paris, Fayard, 2007 ; Pocket, 2008.
  • L'Endroit du décor, Paris, Gallimard, 2009.
  • Lectures de Proust, Paris, Bayard, 2013.
  • Matière Première, Paris, Gallimard, 2013.


  1. ^ Biographie succincte comme intervenant à Sciences Po
  2. ^ Exemple d'article de la rubrique « Sens et vie »
  3. ^ Site des nouveaux chemins de la connaissance
  4. ^ Philosophie - Pouvoir | Philosophie #1: Le pouvoir | Philosophie | Monde | fr - ARTE
  5. ^ Raphaël Enthoven - VSD
  6. ^ It’s A Chattefight As Novelist Levy Nips Carla Bruni | The New York Observer