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Jean Cavailles

A Philosopher in Time of War, 1903-1944. Studies in French Civilization v. 16

By (author) Gabrielle Ferrieres
Translated by T.N.F. Murtagh
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 1st Jan 2000
Dimensions: h 230mm
ISBN-10: 0773478108
ISBN-13: 9780773478107
Barcode No: 9780773478107
This biography, by his sister, of the logician and Resistance hero, Jean Cavailles, not only traces the itinerary of an exceptional destiny, it also restores the intellectual climate of a segment of French thought in the 1930s. The biography is based on Cavailles' philosophical, religious and political concerns. In particular, the use made by Gabrielle Ferrieres of her brother's letters demonstrates the essential unity of Cavailles' thought, the man of action married to the philosopher of mathematics, the intellectual recluse of the Ecole Normale Superieure allied to the dynamic leader of one of France's most famous Resistance networks.

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