Morin, Fredfric

Morin, Fredfric a French philosopher, was born at Lyons June 18, 1823. After preliminary studies he entered the Normal School in 1844; received a fellowship in philosophy in 1848, and lectured on this branch successively at the lyceums of Macon and Nancy, and at the Lycee Bonaparte. When, after the coup d'etat of 1852, he had refused the oath to the usurper, Louis Napoleon, he was considered as having resigned his professorship. He devoted himself henceforth to private instruction, and published works on religious philosophy, seeking to harmonize democratic principles with Christian beliefs. We have of him, Saint Francois d'Assisses et les Franciscains (1853, 12mo): — De la Genese et des Principes metaphysiques de la societe moderne (1856, 8vo): — Dictionnaire de Philosophie et de Theologie scolastique (1857-58, 3 volumes, large 8vo). Besides, he has furnished articles to the journal L'Avenir, to the Correspondant (first period), to the Revue de Paris, to the Revue de l'Instruction publique, and to the Biographie Generak. He died in 1874.

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