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Blondel, Maurice
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(Nov 2, 1861, Dijon – Jun 4, 1949, Aix-en-Provence), French philosopher. He was professor in Aix from 1896 to 1949. In a broad sense, his philosophy can be classed under the heading of phenomenology and has a clear philosophy-of-religion accent. A central element is the supposition that thinking proceeds from a comprehensive existential context of willing and feeling, and that only this larger context makes our thinking comprehensible. This generates a philosophical program which entails an exact analysis of the …

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Figal, Günter, “Blondel, Maurice”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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