Andre Gorz


French philosopher commits suicide with wife

Mon Sep 24, 3:41 PM ET

French philosopher Andre Gorz, 84, co-founder of the Nouvel Observateur weekly, has committed suicide together with his wife Dorine, relatives told AFP on Monday.

Dorine, who was 83 and of British origin, had been ill for several years. The couple were found by a friend side by side in their home southeast of Paris surrounded by letters written to close friends and relatives.

Born Gerard Horst in Vienna in 1923, Gorz became a naturalised French citizen in 1954 and made his name writing about ecology and anti-capitalism. He co-founded the Nouvel Observateur in 1954.

Last year Gorz wrote of his wife: "You have just turned 82. You are still beautiful, gracious and desirable. We have been living together for 58 years and I love you more than ever.";_ylt=AitILBLsCYEF0INPxQGYZIwnncUF

Le Mondeに載ったChristophe Fourel “André Gorz ou la conversion morale d'un exile*1から、

Un article paru en 1961 dans Les Temps modernes est ajouté à la présente réédition dans une version raccourcie. Gorz y démontre que le vieillissement d'un homme est d'abord "social" . Nous vieillissons parce que les recommencements nous sont progressivement de moins en moins possibles et que notre passé devient toujours plus la préfiguration de notre avenir.