Andr Laks teaches ancient philosophy at the Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City and previously taught at the University of Lille, Princeton University, and the University of Paris-Sorbonne. Laks and Glenn W. Most edited and translated the Loeb Classical Library's nine-volume edition of Early Greek Philosophy.
Praise for the French edition: Andre Laks is a hugely respected scholar of ancient Greek philosophy. What he offers here is a highly sophisticated essay on the very idea of Presocratic philosophy. The book is deeply learned in its command both of the ancient evidence and of the modern scholarship on the Presocratics, and it gives particularly rewarding attention to Nietzsche, Weber, Cassirer, Heidegger, and Vernant. -Malcolm Schofield, St. John's College, University of Cambridge Praise for the French edition: In this illuminating and distinctive book, Andre Laks shows that the way in which historians of philosophy conceived of early Greek philosophy was intimately bound up with their own view of modernity. `Presocratic philosophy' is revealed to be a precarious historical construct that says as much about our concerns as it does about the intellectual world of the archaic age. -Christian Wildberg, Princeton University Praise for the French edition: A work of remarkable subtlety and depth of thought.... This book is densely packed throughout with provocative analyses and a wealth of powerful concepts. . . . Laks compels us to be more reflective about just what is at stake when we approach study of the Presocratic period as originative of philosophical rationality. ---John Palmer, Bryn Mawr Classical Review