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
- History of Medieval Philosophy (undergraduate), History of Modern Philosophy (undergraduate)
- Advanced Topics in Medieval Philosophy (graduate): Theories of Knowledge, Medieval Metaphysics, ...
- Advanced Topics in Modern Philosophy (graduate): Spinoza;
Pleasure and Ethics in 17th-18th C., ...
- The Problem of Time (grad/undergrad)
- “The Coherence of Bayle’s Theory of Toleration”, Journal of the History of Philosophy 54-1 (2016), pp. 21-46.
- Leibniz et Bayle: Confrontation et Dialogue. Chr. Leduc, P. Rateau and J.-L. Solère (eds.), Hanover, Steiner (Studia Leibnitiana, Sonderhefte 43), 2015, 452 p.
- “Sine qua non causality and the context of Durand’s early theory of cognition”, in: A. Speer, F. Retucci, Th. Jeschke and G. Guldentops, Durand of Saint-Pourçain’s and his Sentences commentary, Leuven, Peeters, 2014, pp. 185-227.
- “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.
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