Renouvier, Manuel de philosophie moderne (Paris, 1842); V.
See Renouvier, in L'Annee philosophique (Paris, 1868); Dawriac,.
Renouvier (q.v.)has worked out an idealism which he calls "Neo-criticisme," rejecting the thing-in-itself, while limiting knowledge to phenomena constituted by a priori categories.
Renouvier, Manuel de philosophie ancienne (Paris, 1 844); T.
CHARLES BERNARD RENOUVIER (1815-1903), French philosopher, was born at Montpellier on the 1st of January 1818, and educated in Paris at the Ecole Polytechnique.
Renouvier was the first Frenchman after Malebranche to formulate a complete idealistic system, and had a vast influence on the development of French thought.
The insistence on the validity of personal experience leads Renouvier to a yet more important divergence from Kant in his treatment of volition.
In his religious views Renouvier makes a considerable approximation to Leibnitz.
Prat, Les Derniers entretiens de Charles Renouvier (1904); M.
Ascher, Renouvier and der franasische Neu-Kriticismus (1900); E.
Darlu, La Morale de Renouvier (1904); G.
Renouvier, Les Peintres et enlumineurs du roi Rene (Montpellier, 1857).