PILLON Francois (Pillon Franois)( The French philosopher and historian of philosophy, a friend and follower Renouvier.)
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Biography PILLON Francois (Pillon Franois)
Born in Fontenay March 7, 1830. He studied at the seminary in Auxerre. After the coup on Dec. 2, 1851 went to Paris, where he studied medicine. From 1858 to 1864 worked in educational newspaper 'Ecole normale', and from 1865 to 1871 - in 'Crand dictionnaire universel du XIX-e sicle', where he had a philosophical department. In Paris, Pillon met Renouvier and in 1867 founded with his yearbook 'Anne philosophique', two volumes of which were published in 1868 and 1869. This work was interrupted by the war with Germany, and then transformed the initiators in the weekly edition of 'philosophical criticism' ( 'Critique philosophique'). In 1878 he started publishing a quarterly annex to this publication, devoted to questions of religious philosophy and criticism, titled 'Religious criticism' ( 'Critique religieuse'). Since 1885 'philosophical criticism' began to appear monthly and lasted until 1889, all 43 volumes have been published. In all these enterprises Pillon was a second hand Renouvier; engaged in editing, writing articles, looking from the perspective neokrititsizma development of philosophical, scientific and religious ideas. In 1890, resumed, in collaboration with Renouvier and Doriakom, the publication of a yearbook 'Anne philosophique'. In 1878, Pillon and Renouvier published under the name 'psychology of Hume' translation of the first book 'Treatise of Human Nature' Hume, which Pillon wrote the foreword. In 1898 was published study Pillona Philosophy of Charles Secretan (Philosophie de Charles Secretan). Although Pillon never claimed to be an independent concept, as a scientist and organizer, he played a significant role in promoting the ideas neokrititsizma and generally in the development of philosophical studies in France.
Pillon died in Paris in 1914.