Director of IREL and associate professor of philosophy
Philippe Gaudin, associate professor of philosophy and doctor of the EPHE (École Pratique des Hautes Etudes, majoring in religions and systems of thought), is deputy director of the IESR (Institute of Religious Sciences) created in 2002 by the Minister of Higher Education and Research within the EPHE www.iesr.fr . He divides his work between research and training on secularism and religious facts in the contemporary world. He intervenes for the national education, in hospitals, for prefectures as well as for departmental and regional councils. Recently, he published: "What does secularism mean?" Law, philosophy, history; but also "Towards a secularism of intelligence in France? ".