Fouillée, Alfred

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Fouillée, Alfred Gender: M
born on 18 October 1838 at 11:00 (= 11:00 AM )
Place La Poueze, France, 47n33, 0w48
Timezone LMT m0w48 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 24°38' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 23°06 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 15°33'


French philosopher and sociologist.

Until 1875, when he retired, he was a teacher at various French universities. Fouillée regarded it as his particular work to "reconcile idealism and naturalism." To achieve this synthesis of Platonism and modern science he developed the conception of idées-forces, in which ideas are inseparable from action. This motor theory of consciousness makes ideas the agent of change and progress. Fouillée expanded this idea of self-consciousness into a metaphysics (L'Avenir de la metaphysique, 1889). In The Sphere of Sociology and Ethics he stressed the interdependence of the individual and society. Chief among his works are Critique des systemes de morale contemporaine (1883), L'Evolutionnisme des idées-forces (1890), and La Psychologie des idées-forces (1893).

Fouillée died in Lyon on 16 January 1912.

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  • Vocation : Writers : Religion/ Philosophy
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (sociology)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator