Cousin, Victor

   Born in Paris, Victor Cousin was professor at the École normale supérieure and at the sorbonne, and served as minister of public instruction (1840) in the cabinet of louis-adolphe thiers. In that capacity, he reorganized the system of primary education and encouraged philosophical studies at the higher levels. Influenced by other thinkers of the period, Cousin can perhaps be considered the founder of the modern philosophical school of eclecticism and of the history of philosophy. Stating that no single philosophical system is entirely correct, he combined aspects of mysticism, skepticism, idealism, and materialism into his own eclectic system of thought. He was the first to introduce into France the philosophy of G. F. W. Hegel (Fragments de philosophie, 1826; Cours d'histoire de la philosophie, 1828). Cousin was elected to the Académie Française in 1830.

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  • COUSIN, VICTOR —    a French philosopher, born in Paris; founder of an eclectic school, which derived its doctrines partly from the Scottish philosophy and partly from the German, and which Dr. Chalmers in his class room one day characterised jocularly as neither …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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  • Victor Cousin — (* 28. November 1792 in Paris; † 13. Januar 1867 in Cannes) war ein französischer Philosoph und Kulturtheoretiker. Er besuchte von 1802 bis 1810 das Lycée Charlemagne, wo er sich als literarisch begabt erwies. Später studierte er bei …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Victor Cousin — (28 November 1792 13 January 1867) was a French philosopher.BiographyEarly lifeThe son of a watchmaker, he was born in Paris, in the Quartier Saint Antoine.At the age of ten he was sent to the local grammar school, the Lycée Charlemagne, where he …   Wikipedia

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