Anne Dufourmantelle was a French philosopher and psychoanalyst whose work focused on risk taking. Anne believed risk was essential to meaningful human life and argued that ”absolute security – like ‘zero risk’ – is a fantasy”.
Tragically, Anne died on July 21, 2017 at Pampelonne beach in Ramatuelle near the city of Saint-Tropez, while trying to rescue two children caught in the Mediterranean when the water became dangerously turbulent. The children were rescued by lifeguards and survived, but Dufourmantelle could not be resuscitated.
We offer this video as a celebration of her many contributions.