Charles Waddington (philosopher)

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Charles-Pendrell Waddington (19 June 1819 – 18 March 1914) was a French philosopher, cousin of Richard and William H. Waddington. He was born in Milan, of a Protestant family of English origin. Graduating from the École normale supérieure at 19, he taught at various institutions, including the Protestant Seminary at Strasbourg, the Lycée Louis-le-Grand, and the Sorbonne, where in 1879 he was appointed professor of ancient philosophy. In 1888 he became a member of the Académie des sciences morales et politiques. His works, notable for clearness and penetration,[clarification needed] include:

  • Essai de logique (1858)
  • De l'idée de Dieu dans l'athéisme contemporain (1859)
  • De l'âme humaine, études de psychologie (1863)
  • Dieu et la conscience (1870)
  • De la science du bien (1875)
  • L'athéisme en France à la fin du XVIIIème siècle (1892)
  • La philosophie ancienne et la critique historique (1904)
  • Wikisource-logo.svg This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainGilman, D. C.; Thurston, H. T.; Colby, F. M., eds. (1905). "article name needed". New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead.