Daniel Bensaïd (1946–2010) taught philosophy at the University of Paris VIII, and was the author of books on Marxism, Walter Benjamin, the French Revolution and Joan of Arc. The Marxists’ Internet Archive has a list of obituaries.
On 12 January 2010, the philosopher Daniel Bensaïd, a leading figure of May ‘68, of the Ligue Communiste Révolutionnaire and the Nouveau Parti Anticapitaliste, died at the age of 63. Here, Alain Badiou pays tribute to his life and work, during a seminar devoted to Plato.
All thinkers have their father-thinkers; none more so than Daniel Bensaïd. The figures of Charles Péguy, Walter Benjamin and Louis Auguste Blanqui recur throughout his work. In this article, Émile Carmes studies Bensaïd's deep engagement over the years with the work of Blanqui.