Lucien LÉVY-BRUHL (1857-1939), philosopher,... - Lot 284 - Conan Belleville Hôtel d'Ainay

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Lucien LÉVY-BRUHL (1857-1939), philosopher,... - Lot 284 - Conan Belleville Hôtel d'Ainay
Lucien LÉVY-BRUHL (1857-1939), philosopher, professor at the ENS and at the Sorbonne. 9 autograph letters signed to Alexandre Koyré. 21 pp. in-8 and in-12. Paris, 1930-1933. Headers (Revue philosophique, Institut d'Ethnologie). Magnificent correspondence. He evokes his last volume to be published "which will probably be titled "The supernatural and nature in inferior societies", refuses to write for Recherches, refuses to go to Oxford and Pontigny, welcomes the review of his book by R. Thurnwald, and the success in bookstores of the Carnets, thanks him for his article and his remarks, and for his report on Hegelian studies ("one has always been interested in Hegel in France, but one has hardly understood him, nor even known him"), proposes to him to collaborate in the Quinzaine critique, announces his departure for a series of conferences in the Baltic countries, talks to him about his collaboration to the special issue on Hegel, etc. The last letter is entirely devoted to the death of Émile Meyerson. "You must have felt great sorrow, as I did, on learning of Meyerson's death. He had the greatest affection for you, and he was happy with your successes: in difficult moments, he shared your worries. His physical strength finally failed him, and he could not overcome the consequences of the operations. His last moments were calm, and he fell asleep without agony. He had suffered enough for a year! He left a number of articles that can be published, and he has entrusted Metz, you and I with the care of them. I am sending you the precise instructions he wrote in his own handwriting on this subject, which confirm what he had told me orally [...]".
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