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Prof. Brunschwicg, French-jewish Philosopher, Dies in Evian After Operation

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Prof. Leon Brunschwicg, internationally known French-Jewish philosopher, died in Evian after an operation, it was learned here today. He was dismissed from the Sorbonne in Paris under the Vichy anti-Jewish laws.

Born in Paris in 1869, he became a professor at the Sorbonne in 1909. He wrote many works on Spinoza and his philosophy is the result of the influence of Spinoza whom he considered the forerunner of contemporary idealism. He was a member of the “Academic des Sciences Morales at Politiques,” a Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor, and one of the leaders of the League for Human Rights.

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