Octave Hamelin

Octave Hamelin (22 July 1856 in Montpellier – 11 September 1907 in Prades, Pyrénées-Orientales) was a French philosopher. He taught as a professor at the University of Bordeaux (1884-) and the University of Sorbonne (1905-). Hamelin was a close friend of the sociologist Émile Durkheim, with whom he shared an interest in the French philosopher Charles Renouvier. He is also known as a translator of classical Greek philosophers.

Literary works

  • Essai sur le éléments principaux de la représentation, 1907
  • Le système de Descartes, 1911
  • Le système d'Aristote, 1920 (edited by L. Robin)
  • Le Système de Renouvier, 1927 (published by P. Mouy)


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