Le Roy, Édouard

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Le Roy, Édouard


Born June 18, 1870, in Paris; died there Nov. 1, 1954. French scholar and idealist philosopher. Follower of H. Bergson. Representative of Catholic modernism. Member of the French Academy (1945). Professor of the Collége de France (from 1921).

Le Roy became famous for his attempt to rethink traditional Catholic dogma in the spirit of Bergsonian philosophy. He also studied mathematics, paleontology, and anthropology.


Une Philosophie nouvelle: Henri Bergson. Paris, 1912.
L’Exigence idéaliste et le fait de l’évolution. Paris, 1927.
Le Probléme de Dieu. Paris, 1929.
La Pensée intuitive, vols. 1–2. Paris, 1929–30.
Essai d’une philosophie premiere, vols. 1–2. Paris, 1956–58.
In Russian translation:
Dogmat i kritika. Moscow, 1915.


Sul’zhenko, G. D. “Frantsuzskii katolicheskii ekzistentsializm—filosofiia irratsionalizma i mistiki.” Sovremennyi sub “ektivnyi idealizm. Moscow, 1957.
Polato, F. Il pragmdtismo epistemologico e religioso di E. Le Roy. Padua, 1959.
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