Alfred Espinas

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Alfred Victor Espinas (23 May 1844 – 24 February 1922) was a French thinker noted for having been an influence on Nietzsche. He was a student of Comte and Spencer. Although initially an adherent of positivism, he later became a committed realist.

He died in Saint-Florentin, Yonne.

Works[edit]

  • Des sociétés animales (1877)
  • Les origines de la technologie (1897)
  • La philosophie sociale an XVIIIe siècle et la Revolution (1898)
  • Descartes et la morale: Etudes sur l'histoire de la philosophie de l'action (1925)

References[edit]

  • Jean Ostrowski, Alfred Espinas, précurseur de la praxéologie: Ses antécédents et ses successeurs, Librairie Générale de Droit et de Jurisprudence, Paris, 1973

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