The Relationship Between the Physical and the Moral in Man

2017.04.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Maine de Biran, The Relationship Between the Physical and the Moral in Man, Darian Meacham and Joseph Spadola (eds., trs.),
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2017.04.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Maine de Biran, The Relationship Between the Physical and the Moral in Man, Darian Meacham and Joseph Spadola (eds., trs.), Bloomsbury, 2016, 224pp. $29.95 (pbk), ISBN 9781350020306. Reviewed by Antonio Calcagno, King's University College, Canada French spiritualist thought, which includes the works of figures like François-Pierre-Gonthier Maine de Biran, Victor Cousin, and Félix Ravaisson-Mollien, and which inspired thinkers like Jules Lachelier, Henri Bergson, Jean Nabert, Vladimir Jankélévitch, and Michel Henry, formed in large part as a response to what philosophers saw as a reductionist materialist, empiricist view of reality developed by thinkers like Étienne Bonnot de Condillac and later Auguste Comte. Spiritualists defend the distinction between matter and spirit, arguing that spirit or intellect has a unique life of its own that is not reducible to the body or the laws of physics. Furthermore,. . .

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