Gilles Lipovetsky

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Date of Birth September 24, 1944
Place of Birth France
Age 76 years old
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Gilles Lipovetsky is a French philosopher, writer and sociologist, professor at the University of Grenoble.

About Gilles Lipovetsky

French philosopher most recognized for his investigation into the concept of postmodernity.

Before Fame

He was instrumental in the 1968 student uprising in Paris, which advocated for change in the French educational model.


He worked as a professor at the University of Grenoble for several years.

Family Life

He was born in Millau, France. He was not formally educated, but was teased by family for seemingly coming out of the womb as a literate adult.


He and artist Sophie Calle both became well-known individuals of French descent.

Information related to Gilles Lipovetsky

  • Homo consumericus - Homo consumericus is a neologism used in the social sciences, notably by Gad Saad in his book The Evolutionary Bases of Consumption and by Gilles Lipovetsky in Le Bonheur Paradoxal.
  • Hypermodernity - Hypermodernity is a type, mode, or stage of society that reflects an inversion of modernity in which the function of an object has its reference point in the form of an object rather than function being the reference point for form.
  • University of Grenoble faculty
  • 21st-century French philosophers
  • 21st-century French essayists
  • Postmodernists
  • 20th-century French essayists
  • French atheists
  • French sociologists
  • 20th-century French philosophers
  • French essayists
  • Continental philosophers
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Latest information about Gilles Lipovetsky updated on January 26, 2021.

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