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Being Inclined: Félix Ravaisson's Philosophy of Habit

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2020.06.22 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Mark Sinclair, Being Inclined: Félix Ravaisson's Philosophy of Habit, Oxford University Press, 2019, 229pp., $60.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198844587. Reviewed by Mathilde Tahar, Université Toulouse Jean-Jaurès Mark Sinclair's book is one of the first commentaries in English on the philosophy of Ravaisson, an author little read today, who nevertheless influenced a whole generation of (especially French) philosophers. Sinclair sheds light on how the Ravaissonian concept of habit takes on a metaphysical rather than psychological meaning that has a great influence on French philosophy at the beginning of the twentieth century. He also shows to what extent habit plays the role of method in the philosophy of Ravaisson. Sinclair not only offers us an internal commentary on Ravaisson but also tries to see how his philosophical approach sheds light on contemporary issues. Sinclair wishes to highlight the metaphysical dimension of habit in Ravaisson's philosophy. Habit is characterized by... Read More

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