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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According to him, only a brave decision between its past and future can save it. Logos15—96; Vernaux, in: Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval.

From until his death he taught at the Sorbonne.

Waging War on Pascal’s Wager. His doctrine is an idealism with a strong historical orientation and with epistemological emphases.

Descartes Et Pascal Lecteurs de Montaigne. He took refuge first at Aix-en-Provence, then in the departments brunsdhvicg Gers and Gard, and finally at Aix-les-Bains, where he died.

Brunschvicg defined philosophy as “the mind’s methodical self-reflection” and gave a central role to judgement.


Print this article Print all entries for this topic Cite this article. At the bottom of the article, feel free to list brunechvicg sources that support your changes, so that we can fully understand their context. He was born into a Jewish family.

Philosophy, therefore, must brynschvicg a critical appraisal of thought itself, for knowledge can be subjected to reflection only by thought, which provides intelligibility. Find it on Scholar. Philosophical inquiry is a central element in the intellectual history of brunschvifg. He believed that with the development of consciousness and the elevation of man to higher stages, humanity would reach a “third covenant,” which would be able to replace the “second covenant” “the New Testament “.


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La Solitude Be Pascal. Pascal et la casuistique. Lon had four children, the first of whom died young. There was a problem with your submission.

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Retrieved December 31, from Encyclopedia. He regarded mathematics as the highest level yet reached by human thought and maintained that judgment preceded all other activities of the mind. Thus his critical idealism was already heralded, with the support of the reflective method. Les Etudes Philosophiques 6 2: The irrational, which consciousness confronts and which appears to consciousness to exist independently, is nothing but the limits of consciousness itself, confronted by consciousness with astonishment and pain.


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Modern Language Association http: Brunschvicg advocated an brunshvicg of consciousness and did not admit any existence outside the realm of consciousness. This entry has no external links. Pascal’s Wager and the Nature of God. Copyright The Columbia University Press. Views Read Edit View history. Sign in Create an account.

Brunschvicg, Léon (1869–1944)

His Ecrits philosophiquesedited by A. Brunschvicg Archived at the Wayback Machine. La philosophie do Pascal: He was equally well-known as a scholar and philosopher of mathematics, responsible for bringing Frege and Russell to the attention of French philosophers.

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