Ballanche sentence example
- PIERRE SIMON BALLANCHE (1776-1847), French philosopher of the theocratic school, was born at Lyons.
- In 1841 Ballanche was elected a member of the French Academy.
- As a man, Ballanche was warm-hearted and enthusiastic, but he was endowed with a too-vivid imagination and his strange thoughts are expressed in equally bizarre language.
- But Ballanche made a sincere endeavour to unite in one system what was valuable in the opposed modes of thinking.
- Such a distinction of caste is regarded by Ballanche as the original state of historical society; and history, as a whole, he considers to have followed the same course as that taken by the Roman plebs in its attempts to attain equality with the patriciate.Advertisement
- On the events through which the human race is to achieve its destiny Ballanche gives few intelligible hints.
- Scattered throughout the works of Ballanche are many valuable ideas on the connexion of events which makes possible a philosophy of history; but his own theory does not seem likely to find more favour than it has already received.
- Besides the Palingenesie, Ballanche wrote a poem on the siege at Lyons (unpublished); Du sentiment considers dans la littrature et dans les arts (i 80 i); Antigone, a prose poem (1814); Essai sur les institutions sociales (1818), intended as a prelude to his great work; Le Vieillard et le jeune homme, a philosophical dialogue (1819); L'Homme sans nom, a novel (1820).
- ii.; Damiron, Philosophie de XIX e siecle; Eugene Blum, "Essai sur Ballanche" (in Critique Philos., Both June 1887); Gaston Frainnet, Essai sur la philos.
- Ballanche (Paris, 1903, containing unpublished letters, portraits and full bibliography); C. Huit, La Vie et les oeuvres de Ballanche (1904).Advertisement
- See Ampere, Ballanche (Paris, 1848); Ste Beuve, Portraits contemporains, vol.