Pierre Laromiguiere, (born Nov. 3, 1756, Livignac, Fr.--died Aug. 12, 1837, Paris), French philosopher who became famous for his thesis on the rights of property in connection with taxation, which he held to be arbitrary and therefore illegal. For the thesis he was censured by the French Parlement.After the French Revolution he was appointed professor of logic at the Ecole Normale and spent the rest of his life in various teaching posts. He became a member of the Academie des Sciences Morales et Politiques in 1833.Although he was essentially a follower of Etienne Bonnot de Condillac, who held..
Godfrey of Saint-Victor, (born c. 1125--died 1194, Paris), French monk, philosopher, theologian, and poet whose writings summarized an early medieval Christian Humanism that strove to classify areas of knowledge, to integrate distinctive methods of learning, and to recognize the intrinsic dignity of man and nature.A student with the arts faculty at Paris, Godfrey was influenced early by dialectical thought. After a brief period of teaching, in about 1160 he entered the Augustinian abbey of Saint-Victor, Paris, where he further developed his cultural Humanism. An unsympathetic monastic..