BRUNSCHVICG, LEONBRUNSCHVICG, LEON (–), French philosopher. In he was appointed professor of philosophy at the Sorbonne, and in. In the introduction to his TraitéGeorges Bastide remarks that “it would be just to note that the orientation of our work is in the tradition of the idealism of. La philosophie de Pascal. I: Pascal et Descartes. II: Pascal, les libertins et les jansénistes. III: Pascal et la casuistique. [REVIEW]E. Baudin – – Revue.

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The publication of Brunschvicg’s oeuvre has been recently completed after unpublished materials held in Russia were returned to his family in From until his death he taught at the Sorbonne.

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Brunschvicg viewed philosophy in close relation to the history of culture and of science, devoting much attention to physics, mathematics, and metaphysics. For Brunschvicg, God was whatever enables us to live the life of the spirit. Le Genie de Pascal by Leon Brunschvicg. Retrieved from ” https: Logos15—96; Vernaux, in: Peon a memorial collection brunschficg essays was published by this journal.

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The development of consciousness in Brunschvicg’s conception is very close to Hegel’s “spirit of the absolute,” though contrary to Hegel, it brunscyvicg not follow an inevitable course; brunschficg it splits into various directions, which are sometimes determined by chance, as an expression of absolute freedom.


Learn more about citation styles Citation styles Encyclopedia. Going from theory to practice, judgment again turns to necessity when the activity of the mind includes the conditions of its satisfaction, to reality when it does not include them, and to possibility when it feels in harmony with the external world.

Once more the thesis of critical idealism is confirmed. Philosophy, for him, is the integrating principle of knowledge and not a means of extending knowledge materially; it is intellectual activity that takes complete account of itself.

Brunschvicg, Léon

A commanding presence in French brunschvcig for the first half of the twentieth century, Brunschvicg espoused an idealist and neo-Hegelian philosophy, which sought to interpret the progress of self-consciousness bbrunschvicg terms of the emergence of the natural sciences. Sign in with your library card. Pascal’s Wager and the Nature of God. He maintained that there can be no philosophy beyond judgment, for judgment is the first activity of the mind and synthesizes the form and content of concepts.

Views Read Edit View history. Brunschvicg saw 20 th -century religion as at a crossroad. Brunschvicg’s doctrine is an immanent, monistic philosophy, sometimes reminiscent of Spinoza’s. La philosophie de Pascal. His doctrine is an idealism with a strong historical orientation and with epistemological emphases. Retrieved December 29, from Encyclopedia. Descartes Et Pascal Lecteurs de Montaigne.


Historically and culturally among brunschvixg most important nations in the Western world, France has also played a highly significant role in international affairs, with former colonies in every corner of the globe. La philosophie do Pascal: His influence was profound both in France and throughout Europe. Les Etudes Philosophiques 6 2: Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources.

As the spirit develops, the limits of consciousness expand — but only in consciousness itself are both truth and existence present together.

Brunschvicg, Léon (1869–1944)

This entry has no external links. Far from finding the concept already present, as an image or a quasi thing—in any event, as a datum—as is supposed by conceptualists, especially Aristotle, the mind creates the concept through syntheses that form the basis of analysis. Antony Mckenna – Haaretz April 22, ; M.

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