Charles Renouvier, Philosopher of Liberty by William Logue

By William Logue

Charles Renouvier, thinker of Liberty, is a examine and exam of the nineteenth Century French philosopher's positions, the social and political opinions he derived from them, their relevance to the issues of his day, and their carrying on with relevance to a few of the social and highbrow difficulties of our personal time. the writer additionally offers an analyses of Renouvier's ethical philosophy and the way he comparable it to the necessity for social motion; his doctrine of of loose will and its manifold outcomes for philosophy and for daily life; his figuring out of the non secular main issue of the nineteenth Century; and his rules in regards to the dating among the person and the neighborhood in an age of accelerating individualism that prefigured our personal.

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Feigel, Charles Renouvier's Philosophie der praktischen Vernunft: kritisch beleuchtet (published at Wittenberg in 1908); another, at Bern, by Maurice Ascher, Renouvier und der französische Neu-Kriticismus (Bern, 1900), stresses the contribution of neocriticism to the revival of philosophy in France. 5 Ernst Cassirer, Review of Charles Renouvier's Essais de critique générale. Premier essai. Traité de logique générale et de logique formelle, in Die Geisteswissenschaften. XXIII (1913), 63435. Cassirer also wrote an essay, "Das Problem des Unendlichen und Renouviers Gesetz der Zahl," Philosophisches Abhandlungen, Hermann Cohen zum 70.

XII of Théveau and Charlot, Histoire de la pensée française. Page 20 cerned with interpreting the history of ideas. 35 Modern standards of scholarship make Renouvier's philosophy a subject not lightly undertaken. Méry's magisterial thèse shows that such an effort can be rewarding, but there is also ample room for less ambitious works dealing with selected aspects of that vast corpus. 36 The belated discredit into which Marxist ideology has fallen and the intellectual limitations of the structuralo-linguistic approach have created an opportunity for a philosophy that would renew its links with Western tradition or, to go even further, reassert the value of that tradition despite the failures of the twentieth century.

The peculiar character of liberalism is explored in depth by Thomas A. , in The Irony of Liberal Reason (Chicago, 1981). Page 18 tracted by Renouvier's emphasis on man's freedom and by his phenomenology, was blinded after 1945 by his own political commitment to anti-anticommunism. Few have pushed intellectual incoherence as far as Sartre"esprit faux, if there ever was one"30but there is no doubt that postwar Marxism in all its many variants tended to sever French philosophy from its past. An exaggerated respect for certain German models, whether Hegel, Husserl, or Heidegger, was also a factor, as was a diffused sense of guilt.

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