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Victor Cousin

  • Birth 28 Nov 1792
  • Death 13 Jan 1867
  • Burial Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
  • Plot Division 4.
  • Memorial ID 20703

French Philosopher and Politician. Known for being the founder of Spiritualism, he was Professor at the Ecole Normal and at the Sorbonne in Paris. His ideas were substantially influenced by the thought of Immanuel Kant and German idealism. He argued that the basis of metaphysics are the observation and analysis of the facts of conscious life. He was also a historycal of philosophy, having edited the Complete Works of Rene Descartes. Cousin wrote numerous works, including "De la metaphysique of Aristotle", "Cours d'histoire de la philosophie moderne", "Du scepticisme de Pascal. Défense et de l'université de la philosophie", "Fragments philosophiques". As politician he, in the 1930s, was Minister appointed for the reorganization of the system of philosophical studies in France.

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  • Added: 2 Mar 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20703
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Victor Cousin (28 Nov 1792–13 Jan 1867), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20703, citing Cimetière du Père Lachaise, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .