January 19, 1815|
|Died||January 21, 1895
|Occupation||Professor of philosophy at Lausanne and Neuchâtel|
|Known for||Founding/editing The Revue Suisse|
Educated in his native town and later under Friedrich Schelling in Munich, he became a professor of philosophy at Lausanne (1838 to 1846), and later at Neuchâtel. In 1866 he returned to his old position at Lausanne.
In 1837 he founded, and for a time edited, The Revue Suisse. The object of his writing was to build up a rational, philosophical religion to reconcile the ultimate bases of Christianity with the principles of metaphysical philosophy.
- La Philosophie de la liberté (1848)
- La Raison et le Christianisme (1863)
- La Civilisation et les croyances (1887)
- Les Droits de l'Humanité (1890)
- Mon Utopie (1892)
- preface to Le problème de l'immortalité by Emmanuel Pétavel-Olliff (1892)
- François T. Pillon, La Philosophie de Charles Secrétan (Paris 1898; reprinted 2006)
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "article name needed". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.