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By Felix Ravaisson,Clare Carlisle,Mark Sinclair

Félix Ravaisson's seminal philosophical essay, Of Habit, used to be first released in French in 1838. It lines the origins and improvement of behavior and proposes the primary of behavior because the origin of human nature. This metaphysics of behavior steers a course among materialism and idealism in a single of the easiest and such a lot refined remedies of the subject. Ravaisson's paintings was once pivotal within the improvement of ecu inspiration and has had an important effect on such key thinkers similar to Proust, Bergson, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Derrida, and Deleuze.

This version makes this crucial paintings to be had to an English-speaking viewers for the 1st time. Clare Carlisle and Mark Sinclair supply a accomplished creation to Ravaisson's existence, works, and enduring impression that in actual fact situates Ravaisson's textual content in the eu philosophical culture. the interpretation additionally features a thorough statement at the textual content that illuminates its arguments and its context.

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