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Victor Cousin
(28 Nov 1792 - 13 Jan 1867)

French philosopher and education reformer.

Science Quotes by Victor Cousin (2 quotes)

La critique est la vie de la science.
Criticism is the life of science.
— Victor Cousin
In Victor Cousin’s Introduction to Peter Abelard, Ouvrages Inιdits d'Abιlard pour Servir ΰ l'Histoire de la Philosophie Scolastique en France (1836), cxxix.
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Yes, gentlemen, give me the map of any country, its configuration, its climate, its waters, its winds, and the whole of its physical geography; give me its natural productions, its flora, its zoology, &c., and I pledge myself to tell you, a priori, what will be the quality of man in history:—not accidentally, but necessarily; not at any particular epoch, but in all; in short, —what idea he is called to represent.
— Victor Cousin
Introduction to the History of Philosophy (1832), trans. by Henning Gotfried Linberg, 240.
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