Jean-Marie Guyau





Jean-Marie Guyau


Born
in Laval, France
October 28, 1854

Died
March 31, 1888

Genre

Influences


Jean-Marie Guyau was a french philosopher and poet. Through his stepfather, the noted French philosopher Alfred Fouillée, he soon knew about Plato and Kant, who strongly influenced him. With this background, he was able to attain his Bachelor of Arts at only 17 years of age, and at this time, translated the Handbook of Epictetus. At 19, he published his 1300-page Mémoire that, a year later in 1874, won a prize from the French Academy of Moral and Political Sciences and helped to earn him a philosophy lectureship at the Lycée Condorcet.

Guyau's works primarily analyze and respond to modern philosophy, especially moral philosophy. Largely seen as an Epicurean, he viewed English utilitarianism as a modern version of Epicureanism. Although an e
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Esquisse d'une morale sans ...

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La morale d'Epicure : et se...

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The Non-Religion of the Fut...

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La genèse de l'idée de temps

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Oeuvres de Jean-Marie Guyau

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L'Art Au Point de Vue Socio...

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Vers d'un Philosophe

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La Genese de L'Idee de Temps

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Esquisse D'Une Morale Sans ...

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L'Irreligion de L'Avenir: E...

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