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Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Jean-Luc Solère

philosophy department


Jean-Luc Solère

Associate Professor

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

Stokes 219N
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Mass. 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

  • 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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