Levy-bruhl, French Philosopher, Dies in Paris at 82
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Levy-bruhl, French Philosopher, Dies in Paris at 82

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Prof. Lucien Levy-Bruhl, famous French Jewish philosopher and sociologist, died this morning at his Paris home. He was 82 years old. Prof. Levy-Bruhl, a member of the French Academy, was ranked with such famous philosophers as Henri Bergson. He was author of a number of works on the moral and political ideals of Germany and England, the theories of August Comte and Emile Durkheim and the mentality of primitive peoples.

Born in Paris in 1857, he was educated at the Ecole Normale. In 1899 he became a professor at the Sorbonne, where he served until his retirement in 1927. He was also the editor of the Revue Philosophique de la France et de l’Etranger and a contributor to many other publications. He had been a member of the Academic des Sciences Morales et Politioues since 1917.

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