Guyau, Jean-Marie

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Jean-Marie Guyau
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Guyau, Jean-Marie Gender: M
born on 28 October 1854 at 17:00 (= 5:00 PM )
Place Laval, France, 48n04, 0w46
Timezone LMT m0w46 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
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French philosopher and poet. Guyau was inspired by the philosophies of Epicurus, Epictetus, Plato, Immanuel Kant, Herbert Spencer, and Alfred Fouillée, and the poetry/literature of Pierre Corneille, Victor Hugo, and Alfred de Musset. Guyau's works are primarily directed towards critically analyzing modern philosophy, especially moral philosophy.

He was able to attain his Bachelor of Arts at 17 and at this time, translated the Handbook of Epictetus. At 19, he published his 1300-page Mémoire.

Though Guyau is a relatively obscure philosopher, his approach to philosophy earned him much praise from those who knew of him and his philosophy. The American philosopher Josiah Royce considered him as "one of the most prominent of recent French philosophical critics.

He suffered from Respiratory disease and died at the age of 33 in the South of France.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Prize 1874 (French Academy of Moral and Political Sciences for Mémoire)
  • Death by Disease 31 March 1888 in Menton (respiratory disease)
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Source Notes

Collection Didier Geslain


  • Vocation : Education : Researcher (philosophy)
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Vocation : Writers : Translator