Clément Rosset (Carteret -Normandía-, 1939) studied at schools in Paris and Lyon. Later, in Paris, will be a student of the École Normale Superieure, where he meets Althusser and Lacan.
After spending two years in Canada, in 1967 he settled in Nice, whose Faculty of Arts and Humanities exercise teaching until 1998, in which left teaching and returned to Paris. Its main philosophical influences point to the Sophists and Epicureans as well as Montaigne, Pascal, Spinoza, Hume and especially Nietzsche.
Early and very prolific philosopher, has written more than twenty books, among which can be highlighted "The tragic philosophy," his essays on Schopenhauer (now collected in this volume), "Logic of the worst", "The Real and Its Double" "force majeure", "the choice of words", "the demon of tautology", "Away from me," "the real thing" or "the principle of cruelty."