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Liberty and the Pursuit of Knowledge: Charles Renouvier's Political Philosophy of Science

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2019.04.35 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Warren Schmaus, Liberty and the Pursuit of Knowledge: Charles Renouvier's Political Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018, 154pp., $39.95 (hbk), ISBN 9780822945352. Reviewed by Jeremy Dunham, University of Durham French philosophy in the nineteenth-century remains a hugely under-researched and rich area of the history of philosophy. Few book-length English language studies of it exist. A recently published anthology on nineteenth-century philosophy makes reference only to Bergson,[1] a philosopher who flourished only at the very tail end of this era. Nonetheless, slowly but surely a number of articles and translations are starting to appear. French philosophers, such as Maine de Biran (1766-1824), Félix Ravaisson (1813-1900), and Clarisse Coignet (1823-1918) are being studied again -- and it is clear that they have important and interesting philosophical things to say on a broad range of issues. Perhaps the most profound and exciting of all the... Read More

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