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Victor Cousin (1792–1867)

Cousin, Victor (kö-za‘). A distinguished French philosopher; born in Paris, Nov. 28, 1792; died at Cannes, Jan. 2, 1867. He founded a school of Eclectic philosophy; combining Scottish sensationalism and German idealism. Besides his ‘History of Philosophy’ and other works on that theme, he is author of a few biographical sketches, mostly of characters related to the spiritual and intellectual movements of the seventeenth century: as ‘Jacqueline Pascal’; ‘Mme. de Longueville’; ‘Mme. de Hautefort’; ‘French Society in the Seventeenth Century’ (2 vols.). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).