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EMILE EDMOND SAISSET (1814-1863)

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Originally appearing in Volume V24, Page 53 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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EMILE EDMOND SAISSET (1814-1863), French philosopher, was born at Montpellier on the 16th of September 1814, and died at Paris on the 17th of December 1863. He studied philosophy in the school of Cousin, and carried on the eclectic tradition of his master along with Ravaisson and Jules Simon. He was professor of philosophy at Caen, at the cole Normale in Paris and later at the Sorbonne. His chief works are a monograph on Aenesidemus the Sceptic (184o); Le Scepticisme: "Enesideme, Pascal, Kant (1845); a translation of Spinoza (1843); Precurseurs et disciples de. Descartes (1862) ; Discours de la philosophic de Leibnitz (1857)—a work which had great influence on the progress of thought in France; Essai de philosophie religieuse (1859) ; Critique et histoire de la philosophie(1865).
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