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Philip Paul Hallie
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Maine de Biran: Reformer of Empiricism, 1766-1824

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Hardcover, 229 pages
Published by Harvard University Press
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My interest in Maine de Biran is as a pivotal figure in the development of ideas of the self. He is also of interestfor the way that his personal emotional struggles contributed to the development of his philosophy. Hallie considers Maine de Biran as a critic of British empiricism. His relations with the ideologues and with Spiritualists like Cousin play a small role. The strength of this book is the clarity of its exposition. By not considering many of the things that interest me in Maine de ...more
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Philip Paul Hallie (1922-1994) was an author, philosopher and professor at Wesleyan University for 32 years. During World War II he served in the US Army. His degrees were from Harvard, Oxford (where he was a Rhodes Scholar at Jesus College from 1949 to 1951) and Grinnell College. He studied and wrote on the nature of cruelty.

His best-known book was "Lest Innocent Blood Be Shed" (1979), which told
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