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Jean-Luc Solère

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Jean-Luc Solère

Associate Professor

Ph.D., Poitiers; B.A., M.A., Sorbonne, Paris

Stokes N219
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Phone: 617-552-4670
Fax: 617-552-3874

Curriculum Vitae
Personal website

Electronic Resources for Medieval Philosophy

Professional Career

A member of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France), Professor Solère has taught at the universities of Lille, Brussels and Louvain (Belgium). He came to Boston College as a visiting professor in 2005.

Fields of Interest

  • Metaphysics and natural philosophy, with a special attention to the problem of the intensification of forms, and the concept of time
  • The notion of representation in ontology and epistemology
  • The status of pleasure in ethics
  • Modern scholastic and its influence on 17th C. thought
  • Pierre Bayle

Current Teaching

Recent Publications

  • “Durand of Saint-Pourçain's cognition theory: its fundamental principles”, in:  R. Friedman and JM Counet, eds., Medieval Perspectives on Aristotle's De Anima, Leuven/Louvain-la-Neuve: Peeters-Institut Supérieur de Philosophie, 2013, pp. 185-248.
  • “Scotus geometres: The longevity of Duns Scotus’s geometric arguments  against indivisibilism”, in: M. Dreyer, E. Mehl and M. Vollet, eds., La posterité de Duns Scot / Die Rezeption des Duns Scotus / Scotism through the Centuries, Aschendorff, Archa Verbi Subsidia, Band 6, 2013, pp. 139-154.
  • “Les variations qualitatives dans les théories post-thomistes”, Revue Thomiste, 2012, 1, pp. 157-204.
  • “Jacques de Lausanne, censeur et plagiaire de Durand de Saint-Pourçain : édition de la q. 2, d. 17 du l. I, de son Commentaire des Sentences”, in: K. Emery, Jr., R. L. Friedman, and A. Speer, eds., Medieval Philosophy and Theology in the Long Middle Ages: A Tribute to Stephen F. Brown,  Leiden, E. J. Brill, 2011, pp. 855-890.
  • “Scepticisme, métaphysique et morale: le cas Bayle”, in: H. Bost and A. McKenna, eds., Les « Eclaircisse­ments » de Bayle, Paris, Honoré Champion, 2010.


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