Bordas-Dumoulin, Jean-Baptiste, a French philosopher, and stanch advocate of the rights and liberties of the Gallican Church, was born, Feb. 18, 1798, at Montagnac-la-Crempse, and died 1859. He endeavored to reconcile all the political and social consequences of the French Revolution with the religious traditions of Gallicanism. His principal works are:
1. Lettres sur l'eclectisme et le doctrinarisme (Paris, 1833):
2. Le Cartesuanisme, ou la Veritable renovation des sciences (Paris, 1843, 2 vols.), a prize essay, which was declared by the French Academy of Moral and Political Sciences one of the most remarkable philosophical writings of the age :
3. Melanges philosophiques et religeux (Paris, 1846), containing also an Eloge de Pascal, to which a prize had been awarded (in 1842) by the French Academy:
4. Essais de reforme catholique (Paris, 1856), in which he severely attacks the condition of the Roman Church in the nineteenth century.-Huet, Hist. de la Vie et des Ouvrages de B.-D. (Paris, 1860).