Laurent Dechery


Professor in French and Philosophy

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


FRE-102 (French II) and PHI-203 (European Philosophy)

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
FRE-101French I172013/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-202Intermediate French II102013/SP, 2012/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2007/FA, 2007/SP, 2006/FA, 2006/SP, 2002/FA, and 1999/SP
FRE-251Composition and Conversation I62013/FA, 2009/FA, 2006/FA, 2006/SP, 2004/FA, and 2002/FA
CUR-399Senior Seminar52010/FA, 2004/SP, 2003/FA, 2000/SP, and 1999/FA
FRE-102French II52009/FA, 2005/SP, 2004/FA, and 2001/SP
FRE-201Intermediate French I52006/SP, 2005/SP, 2003/SP, 2002/FA, and 1999/SP
FRE-355French Art42013/FA, 2010/FA, 2003/JN, and 1999/SP
FRE-099French Portfolio32013/FA, 2007/FA, and 2000/FA
PHI-108Great Philosophers32012/FA, 2012/SP, and 2011/FA
FRE-354Adv Gramm/Phonet-Audi32007/FA and 2000/SP
FTS-100FTS:French Culture22013/FA and 2011/FA
FRE-352French Cinema22010/SP and 2004/SP
FRE-252Composition and Conversation II22008/SP and 2004/SP
FRE-361French Prose22004/FA and 2000/FA
FRE-256French Songs22004/JN and 2000/JN
PHI-203European Philosophy12013/SP
FRE-399French Civilization12011/FA
PHI-371Sem:Continental Phil12011/SP
FRE-366Francophone Cultures12011/SP
CUR-230Visual Experience12008/SP
FRE-344ST:French Women Writers12007/SP
MLC-205Culture in France12006/JN
FRE-362French Drama12003/SP
CUR-350Visual Experience12001/SP

Courses prior to Spring semester 1999 are not displayed.