Who is Louis Lavelle?June 25, 2021
Louis Lavelle was a French philosopher who lived from July 15, 1883 to September 1, 1951 and is considered one of the greatest French metaphysicians of the twentieth century.
Lavelle dealt with themes such as axiology, aesthetics, the problem of evil, morality and freedom of the soul. Lavelle was a member of the Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques.
Louis Lavelle was born in France in 1883 and died in France in 1951. Lavelle, who works as a professor at the College de France; He also taught at the Sorbonne University. Lavelle is also a philosopher who has lectured at German, Italian, Swiss, Belgian and Dutch universities. Lavelle is also known for his many philosophical and religious writings as well as metaphysics.
Lavelle’s work has not aroused much interest, both editorial and academic. Despite being recognized by some of the greatest French philosophers of the 20th century, such as Merleau-Ponty, Gilles Deleuze, Paul Ricoeur, and Pierre Hadot, Lavelle has not been a studied thinker in France. So much so that the first articles dedicated to him were written by Italian and Brazilian commentators.
Lavelle has introduced its philosophy to the world thanks to the efforts of names such as Alexis Klimov, Jean École, Jean-Louis Vieillard-Baron, Michel Adam and Bruno Pinchard.
Lavelle’s masterpiece is his systematic metaphysical work “La Dialectique de l’éternel présent” (1922). His other works can be listed as follows: “De l’Être” (1928), “De l’Acte” (1937), “Du Temps et de l’Eternité” (1945) and “De l’Âme Humaine” (1951).
Prepared by: Sociologist Ömer Yıldırım