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Being Inclined: Félix Ravaisson's Philosophy of Habit

Mark Sinclair


This is the first book-length study in English of the work of Félix Ravaisson, France’s most influential philosopher in the second half of the nineteenth century. The book shows how in his 1838 Of Habit, Ravaisson understands habit as tendency and inclination in a way that provides the basis for a philosophy of nature and a general metaphysics. In examining Ravaisson’s ideas against the background of the history of philosophy, and in the light of later developments in French thought, the book shows how Ravaisson accounts for the nature of habit as inclination in an original manner, and within ... More

Keywords: Ravaisson, habit, metaphysics, inclination, power

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198844587
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198844587.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Sinclair, author
University of Roehampton