Huet, François a distinguished French philosopher, was born Dec. 26, 1814, at Villeau, France. He was for a time professor at the University of Ghent, and distinguished himself greatly by his efforts to reform modern philosophy upon the principles of Bordas-Dermoulin, who aimed to conciliate all the political and social influences of the Revolution with the religious traditions of ancient Gallicanism. His last years were spent in educating the young prince of Servia. He died suddenly, while on a visit at Paris, July 1, 1869. His principal works are Recherches sur la vie, les outrages et les doctrines de Henri de Gand (1838, 8vo) Le Cartisianisme ou la veritable renovation des sciences (1843, 2 vols. 8vo), crowned by the French Academy — Le Regne social du Christianisme (1853, 8vo):Essais sur la Reformé
Catolique (1856, 8vo), written in connection with Bordas-Demoulin — La science de l'esprit, principes de philosophie pure et appliquée (2 vols. 8vo, 1864). — Vapereau, Dict. des Contemporains, p. 907; Brockhaus, Unsere Zeit, 5th year, vol. 2 (1869), 237.