Le musée de philosophie: Cousin et Malraux

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This article reads Victor Cousin alongside André Malraux, in order to envisage Cousin's eclectic historiography as, in part, a description of the entry-conditions into a philosophy-museum, a specification of the minimal threshold required for the becoming-memorialised of philosophical objects. That is, Cousin's imaginary philosophy-museum is constructed out of four operations of virtualisation - espassément, figuration, serialisation and characterisation - and it is as a result of these procedures that Cousin can thereby undertake the eclectic accumulation of past philosophies. It is by fabulating a past on a univocal plane with distinct basal-figures assembled into series of continuities and singularities that the Cousinian practice of the historiography of philosophy is constituted.
Original languageFrench
Title of host publicationUne arme philosophique
Subtitle of host publicationl'éclectisme de Victor Cousin
EditorsDelphine Antoine-Mahut, Daniel Whistler
Place of PublicationParis
PublisherEditions des Archives Contemporaines
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)2813002186
Publication statusPublished - 14 Nov 2019

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