Albert Spaier

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Albert Spaier (9 July 1883- 5 February 1934) was a French philosopher, professor of philosophy at the University of Caen.

Albert Spaier was born in Iași, Romania. Studying at the Sorbonne, he volunteered to fight for the French at the outset of World War I, and became a French citizen soon afterwards. He became a professor at Caen in 1927.[1]

Spaier helped found the Recherches philosophiques, editing its philosophy of science section until his death.[2] He died prematurely on 5 February 1934.[3]

Works[edit]

  • La pensée et la quantité; essai sur la signification et la réalité des grandeurs, 1927
  • La pensée concrète; essai sur le symbolisme intellectuel, 1931
  • La Nature et les éléments psychiques de l'habitude, 1935

References[edit]

  1. ^ Charles Lalo, 'Albert Spaier (1883-1934)', Recherches philosophiques III (1933-34), p.vii. Reprinted online, accessed 29 January 2013.
  2. ^ Stefanos Geroulanos (2010). An Atheism that Is Not Humanist Emerges in French Thought. Stanford University Press. p. 56. ISBN 978-0-8047-6298-4. Retrieved 29 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Charles Lalo, 'Albert Spaier (1883-1934)', Journal de psychologie normale et pathologique, Vol. 31 (1934), pp.654ff.