Talk:Victor Cousin

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Both the Scottish School and Descartes.

The article was fully adequate in its description of the Scottish "Common Philosophy" which influenced Cousin against the materialist sensationalism that (taken from a one sided view of John Locke) had dominated French thought in the 18th century - I have tried (to some extent) to correct this weakness in the article. However, it also often claimed (for example by James McCosh in his 19th century "The Scottish Philosophy" section on Cousin) that it was not jut Scottish Philosophy thought that influenced Cousin against the materialist sensationalists - that Cousin was also influenced by (and brought back into French thought) elements of the thought of Descartes (specifically on mind) - someone else, more learned in this matter that I am, may wish to write a section of the article on this matter. (talk) 19:53, 28 December 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Date of death : 13 or 14 January ?[edit]

Since 2003, this article contains an error. Victor Cousin died the 14 January, and not the 13th.

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~Pyb (talk) 12:29, 2 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]


In the “Death” section, the adjective “noble” is used twice to describe Cousin’s library. That word is an evaluative word that merely expresses someone’s personal opinion about the library’s worth or importance. (talk) 15:50, 2 October 2021 (UTC)Roger BranflakesReply[reply]