André Comte-Sponville

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André Comte-Sponville (2014).

André Comte-Sponville (born 12 March 1952) is a French philosopher born in Paris, France. He studied in the École Normale Supérieure, and is aggregated in philosophy. He is a proponent of atheism and materialism, but in a particular form, because of his spiritualistic aim.

The most important aspect of his work is an overcoming of traditional materialistic atheism in a perspective of post-materialism, because he demonstrates a spiritualization of atheism. This is especially present in his essay L'esprit de l'athéisme (fr), published in 2006.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Traité du désespoir et de la béatitude (2 volumes, 1984-1988)
  • Une éducation philosophique (1989)
  • L'amour la solitude (1992)
  • Petit Traité des Grandes Vertus Translation:(A Small Treatise on the Great Virtues or A Short Treatise on the Great Virtues) (1995), Translated into English by Catherine Temerson, Vintage, 2003, ISBN 0-09-943798-8
  • Valeur et vérité (Etudes cyniques) (1995),
  • Impromptus (1996)
  • La sagesse des Modernes, written with Luc Ferry
  • L'être temps (1999)
  • Présentation de la philosophie (2000) Translation:(The Little Book of Philosophy) (2005), Translated into English by Frank Wynne, Vintage, 2005, ISBN 9780099450184
  • Le bonheur, désespérément (2000)
  • Le capitalisme est-il moral? (2004)
  • L'esprit de l'athéisme (2006) Translation: The Book of Atheist Spirituality, Bantam (2009) ISBN 978-0-553-81990-8
  • Le miel et l'absinthe : Poésie et philosophie chez Lucrèce (2008)
  • Le tragique de la décision médicale : La mort d'un enfant ou la naissance de l'absurde with Denis Devictor (2008)

Other works[edit]

  • "Le bonheur - visions occidentale et chinoise", A three CD spoken word audio conference and discussion with Francois Julien, 2007.

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