Maurice de Gandillac

Maurice de Gandillac (14 February 1906 – 20 April 2006) was a French philosopher. He was born in Koléa, French Algeria and died in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.

He wrote his thesis under Étienne Gilson on the Renaissance philosopher Nicholas of Cusa.[1] In 1946 he was appointed professor in the history of medieval and Renaissance philosophy at the Sorbonne.[2] He supervised the doctoral dissertations of numerous students, including Louis Althusser, Jean-François Lyotard, Gilles Deleuze, Michel Foucault, and Jacques Derrida.[1]


  1. Albertson, David (2014). Mathematical Theologies: Nicholas of Cusa and the Legacy of Thierry of Chartres. Oxford University Press. p. 282. ISBN 978-0-19-938490-7.
  2. Schrift, Alan D. (2009). Twentieth-Century French Philosophy: Key Themes and Thinkers. John Wiley & Sons. p. 129. ISBN 978-1-4051-4394-3.
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