Barbara Cassin

Barbara Cassin is Doctor of Philosophy and Emeritus Research Director at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris. Cassin is a program Director at the International College of Philosophy and the director of its Scientific Council. For her extensive body of work and research, Cassin received in 2012 the Grand Prize of Philosophy of the Académie Française. She was elected to the Academie Française in 2018. Cassin is the author or editor of more than 20 works of philosophy. One of her most ambitious projects has been the Dictionary of Untranslatables. The goal of this philosophical lexicon was to establish a map of European philosophical differences in languages and the difficulties in translating. The Dictionary is the work of 150 philosophers and took 10 years to complete, and has now been adapted in numerous other languages including English, Ukrainian, Spanish, Arabic, Romanian, Portuguese, Persian.