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Cousin, Victor 1792-1867

Works: 1,511 works in 4,614 publications in 9 languages and 24,743 library holdings
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Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Correspondent, Other, Creator, Redactor, Lyricist, Contributor, Adapter, Recipient, Compiler, Annotator, Speaker
Classifications: B2266, 109
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Lectures on the true, the beautiful, and the good by Victor Cousin( Book )

82 editions published between 1844 and 2012 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Explains that the eighteen lectures that compose this volume have in fact the particular trait that they present a regular exposition of the doctrine which was at first fixed in our mind, which has not ceased to preside over our labors. This book, then, contains the abridged but exact expression of our convictions on the fundamental points of philosophic science. In it will be openly seen the method that is the soul of our enterprise, our principles, our processes, our results. Under these three heads, the True, the Beautiful, the Good, we embrace psychology, placed by us at the head of all philosophy, aesthetics, ethics, natural right, even public right to a certain extent, finally theodicea, that perilous rendezvous of all systems, where different principles are condemned or justified by their consequences. It is the affair of our book to plead its own cause. We only desire that it may be appreciated and judged according to what it really is, and not according to an opinion too much accredited. We declare that eclecticism is very dear to us, for it is in our eyes the height of the history of philosophy; but the source of that light is elsewhere. Eclecticism is one of the most important and most useful applications of the philosophy which we teach, but it is not its principle. Our true doctrine, our true flag is spiritualism, that philosophy as solid as generous, which began with Socrates and Plato, which the Gospel has spread abroad in the world, and which Descartes put under the severe forms of modern genius. May our voice be heard by new generations as it was by the serious youth of the Restoration!"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
Jacqueline Pascal : premières études sur les femmes illustres et la société du XVIIe siècle by Victor Cousin( Book )

75 editions published between 1856 and 1894 in 3 languages and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Du vrai, du beau et du bien by Victor Cousin( Book )

149 editions published between 1836 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contient des leçons destinées aux étudiants de la Sorbonne et aux Écoles Normales
Socrate; drame symphonique by Erik Satie( )

24 editions published between 1919 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Course of the history of modern philosophy by Victor Cousin( Book )

41 editions published between 1852 and 1889 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"M. Cousin's Course of the history of modern philosophy is here, for the first time entire, presented to the English reader. It consists of Lectures delivered at Paris in the years 1828-9. This second series of Lectures contains a full exposition of Cousin's system. It is, in fact, his great philosophical work, and has received his last revision and correction. Whoever, either for the purpose of propagating it or resisting its influence, wishes to make himself acquainted with Eclecticism, which is fast becoming the dominant philosophy of the nineteenth century, will do well to study this production of its founder and ablest teacher. The first volume contains a luminous summary of Cousin's views in regard to humanity and history. The connected account of the second volume gives of the history of philosophy from the earliest times; the distinct classification it makes of systems; the brief, yet intelligible, glimpses it affords into the interior of almost every school, whether ancient or modern, together with the detailed analysis of Locke"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
La société française au XVIIe siècle d'après le Grand Cyrus de mlle de Scudéry by Victor Cousin( Book )

48 editions published between 1858 and 2016 in French and English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Procli philosophi platonici opera inedita by Proclus( Book )

64 editions published between 1864 and 2002 in 7 languages and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elements of psychology : included in a critical examination of Locke's Essay on the human understanding by Victor Cousin( Book )

29 editions published between 1834 and 2009 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first book in English with psychology in its title
Cours de philosophie : introduction à l'histoire de la philosophie by Victor Cousin( Book )

43 editions published between 1828 and 2013 in French and Multiple languages and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madame de Longueville pendant la Fronde by Victor Cousin( Book )

35 editions published between 1859 and 1891 in French and English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madame de Longueville. Nouvelles études sur les femmes illustres et la société du XVIIe siècle. La jeunesse de Madame de Longueville by Victor Cousin( Book )

54 editions published between 1853 and 1869 in French and English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madame de Sablé nouvelles études sur les femmes illustres et la société du XVIIe siècle by Victor Cousin( Book )

28 editions published between 1865 and 1977 in French and English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fragments philosophiques by Victor Cousin( Book )

45 editions published between 1826 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madame de Hautefort ; nouvelles études sur les femmes illustres et la société du XVIIe siècle by Victor Cousin( Book )

28 editions published between 1868 and 1886 in French and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elements of psychology : included in a critical examination of Locke's Essay on the human understanding, and in additional pieces by Victor Cousin( Book )

39 editions published between 1838 and 2015 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the title suggests, this translation from the original French undertakes an extensive examination of the books contained in M. Cousin's (1829) lectures on John Locke's Essay on the human understanding. An introduction by the translator and a series of appendices are also included in this work. At the time when the influence of the Cartesian philosophy in France was giving way to the new spirit of the 18th century, nothing was more natural than the ready reception of the system of Locke, claiming as it did--and to a certain extent, justly--to be a fruit of the movement of independence, and of the experimental method. Thus put upon the road of Empiricism, the activity of the French mind continued to develope its principles, and carry out its consequences to their last results. Cousin asserts a two-fold developement of reason or intelligence: the first primitive, unreflective, instinctive; the second ulterior, reflective, voluntary. The former he terms spontaneous reason, spontaneity of reason, or briefly, spontaneity; the latter, reflective reason, reflection of reason, or briefly, reflection. By the spontaneity of reason, is meant "that developement of reason anterior to reflection, that power of reason to seize upon truth at first sight, to comprehend it, and to admit it, without asking or giving an account of its doing so," In this distinction between spontaneous and reflective intelligence; in the recognition of the former as anterior to, and supposed by, the latter--as containing the three great elements of thought--and immediately and positively cognizant of the infinite, no less than of the finite;--it is here that we find the principle which, with its consequences, constitutes and determines the peculiar system of M. Cousin. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)
Justice et charité by Victor Cousin( Book )

34 editions published between 1848 and 1882 in 3 languages and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to the history of philosophy by Victor Cousin( Book )

14 editions published between 1832 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The lectures of M. Victor Cousin possess an interest seldom to be met with in philosophical publications. It is certain that philosophical views and doctrines are no longer regarded, on the continent of Europe, merely as subjects of literary curiosity or of elegant entertainment. For it is well known that they excite strong emotions of sympathy and approbation, and are listened to and read with that attention and respect which is the most satisfactory evidence of a powerful conviction of their rationality and truth, by a very numerous class of intelligent and well informed young men, who may be fairly considered to represent the flower of the rising generation in their respective countries. Philosophical lectures therefore assume, on this account, an importance which is in a great measure independent of the opinions which we ourselves may form of the truth or fallacy of their contents. For although we may consider the principles which determine our own perceptions of truth, and the foundations upon which our own convictions rest, so firmly established as to be unwilling to submit them to any further discussion or examination; yet most men naturally desire to understand the spirit and to know the principles of truth, by which the public opinion of contiguous nations is influenced, and may probably be ruled, at no very distant period. Nothing therefore that is likely to influence public opinion in France can be indifferent to the people of the United States. For if contiguity can be predicated of the spirit of different nations, as well as of their local position in space, the French nation may, in the first sense of the word, be said to be nearer neighbors to the inhabitants of America, than to those of Great Britain; and besides this, the high rank among civilized nations, which is held by France, as well as the powerful influence which the spirit of France is well known to exert on the state of public opinion throughout Europe, must necessarily render the peculiar qualities and character of that spirit at any particular epoch the source of incalculable good or evil to all contemporary nations"--Préface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
The thoughts, letters, and opuscules of Blaise Pascal by Blaise Pascal( Book )

15 editions published between 1859 and 1878 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume contains: 1st, an account of the "Various Editions of Pascal's Thoughts;" 2d, an essay on the "Genius and Writings of Pascal;" 3d, "Pascal considered as a Philosophic Skeptic;" 4th, the "Thoughts of Pascal;" 5th, the "Letters of Pascal;" and 6th, the "Opuscules of Pascal." We take leave of Pascal with regret. Many holy hours we have spent in his company, and have thanked the Omniscient for such a revelation in man of moral and intellectual force. We regard Pascal not only as the greatest genius but as the holiest man that France has produced. To the young men of America we commend a writer in whom greatness and rectitude of mind were combined in an equal degree"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
On the state of education in Holland, as regards schools for the working classes and for the poor by Victor Cousin( Book )

10 editions published in 1838 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophie populaire by Victor Cousin( Book )

28 editions published between 1848 and 2005 in French and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Socrate; drame symphonique
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Reid and his French disciples : aesthetics and metaphysicsThe philosophy of the infinite; with special reference to the theories of Sir William Hamilton and M. Cousin