Ravaisson-Mollien, Felix

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Ravaisson-Mollien, Felix Gender: M
born on 23 October 1813 at 19:00 (= 7:00 PM )
Place Namur, Belgium, 50n28, 4e52
Timezone LMT m4e52 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 29°59' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 24°51 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 18°41'

Felix Ravaisson-Mollien


French philosopher and archaeologist.

In 1837 he published the first volume of his famous work Essai sur la métaphysique d'Aristote, to which in 1846 he added a supplementary volume. This work not only criticizes and comments on the theories of Aristotle and the Peripatetics, but also develops from them a modern philosophical system.

In 1838 he received his doctorate, his thesis entitled 'De l'habitude' (On Habit), which was to become a classic text (a metaphysical 'poem' on nature in general apprehended through an intuitive analysis of acquired habit as a particular manifestation of its essential being, much admired by Bergson and Heidegger), and became professor of philosophy at Rennes. From 1840 he was inspector-general of public libraries, and in 1860 became inspector-general in the department of higher education. He was also a member of the Academy of Moral and Political Science, and curator of the Department of Antiquities at the Louvre (from 1870).

He died in Paris on 18 May 1900.

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Source Notes

Gauquelin vol 6


  • Vocation : Science : Other Science (archaeologist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Religion/ Philosophy