Laurent Dechery


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Laurent Déchery is a professor of French. He also teaches for the department of philosophy. He grew up in France and holds an M.A. and a PhD from the University of Paris X (Nanterre) in philosophy. He worked on George Berkeley's theory of vision. His research focused on issues of perception in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in France. He has published a book entitled Le premier regard, essai d'anatomie métaphysique and  a French translation of Berkeley's +An Essay Towards a New Theory of Vision. He also has published an introduction to philosophy for young readers.His work has appeared in Mosaic, Romance Quaterly, and The French Review. He is currently doing research on Denis Diderot's tales as well as French cinema.

He teaches courses in French at all levels (language, literature, and culture) and in English (continental and modern philosophy, senior seminars, and aesthetics)

Courses Taught

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
FRE-101 French I 21 2019/FA, 2018/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/SP, 2008/SP, 2005/FA, 2003/FA, 2003/SP, 2001/SP, 2000/FA, 2000/SP, and 1999/FA
FRE-202 Intermediate French II 11 2021/SP, 2013/SP, 2012/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2007/FA, 2007/SP, 2006/FA, 2006/SP, 2002/FA, and 1999/SP
FRE-251 Composition and Conversation I 9 2017/FA, 2016/FA, 2014/FA, 2013/FA, 2009/FA, 2006/FA, 2006/SP, 2004/FA, and 2002/FA
FRE-102 French II 9 2015/SP, 2014/SP, 2009/FA, 2005/SP, 2004/FA, and 2001/SP
FRE-201 Intermediate French I 7 2020/FA, 2014/FA, 2006/SP, 2005/SP, 2003/SP, 2002/FA, and 1999/SP
FRE-099 French Portfolio 5 2018/FA, 2014/FA, 2013/FA, 2007/FA, and 2000/FA
PHI-108 Great Philosophers 5 2018/SP, 2016/FA, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, and 2011/FA
FRE-354 Adv Grammar/Phonetics 5 2017/FA, 2014/FA, 2007/FA, and 2000/SP
FRE-355 French Art 5 2016/FA, 2013/FA, 2010/FA, 2003/JN, and 1999/SP
CUR-399 Senior Seminar 5 2010/FA, 2004/SP, 2003/FA, 2000/SP, and 1999/FA
PHI-201 Ancient Philosophy 4 2020/FA, 2019/FA, 2018/FA, and 2017/FA
PHI-203 Continental Philosophy 4 2020/SP, 2017/SP, 2014/SP, and 2013/SP
FRE-252 Composition and Conversation II 4 2020/SP, 2019/SP, 2008/SP, and 2004/SP
FRE-352 French Cinema 3 2017/SP, 2010/SP, and 2004/SP
PHI-202 Modern Philosophy 2 2021/SP and 2017/SP
PHI-371 SEM:Philosophy of Love 2 2020/SP and 2011/SP
FRE-399 French Civilization 2 2019/SP and 2011/FA
FRE-363 Francophone Women 2 2018/SP and 2015/SP
FTS-100 FTS:French Culture 2 2013/FA and 2011/FA
FRE-361 French Prose 2 2004/FA and 2000/FA
FRE-256 French Songs 2 2004/JN and 2000/JN
PHI-235 Existentialism 1 2019/SP
PHI-370 Sem:Nietzsche 1 2018/SP
FRE-366 Francophone Cultures 1 2011/SP
CUR-230 Visual Experience 1 2008/SP
FRE-344 ST:French Women Writers 1 2007/SP
MLC-205 Culture in France 1 2006/JN
FRE-244 ST:FrenchCivilization 1 2005/FA
FRE-362 French Drama 1 2003/SP
CUR-350 Visual Experience 1 2001/SP
NDL-110 Vision 1 2001/JN
Courses prior to Spring semester 1999 are not displayed.