Béatrice Longuenesse is the Julius Silver Professor, Professor of philosophy emerita at New York University and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She studied at the Ecole Normal Supérieure (Paris) and holds a Doctorat d’Etat in philosophy from the University of Paris. She taught for many years in the French University system (ENS Paris, University of Paris-Sorbonne, University of Besançon, University of Clermont-Ferrand) before accepting a position as a professor of philosophy at Princeton University (1993-2004) then New York University (2004-2020). Since 2020 she is emerita at NYU. During her stay at the MFO she holds the Isaiah Berlin Professorship at the Faculty of Philosophy at Oxford University and is a fellow at Corpus Christi College. Her research focuses on the history of German philosophy since Kant, French existentialism and phenomenology (Sartre and Merleau-Ponty), Freudian psychoanalysis and contemporary philosophy of language and mind. Recent publications include I, Me, Mine. Back to Kant, and Back again (OUP 2017); and The First Person in Cognition and Morality (OUP 2019). She is working on a new book whose tentative title is Kant and Freud on the Mind.: This is also the title of the Isaiah Berlin Lectures she is giving at Oxford during her stay at MFO.