Dr. Robert Good
Associate Professor of History
- B.A., University of Virginia
- M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Ph.D., McGill University
Dr. Robert Good is interested in modern France and European intellectual history. He studies the writings and household of the once prominent French thinker, Alfred Foullée (1838-1912), and is exploring several related questions:
- Does Foullée’s early Platonism contradict or somehow explain his invention of the idée-force, a concept as modern as his Platonism was ancient?
- What hopes and ideas unified Foullée’s vast and diverse oeuvre?
- How did Foullée’s wife, who wrote widely read school primers as G. Bruno, and her son, the gifted philosopher-poet Jean-Marie Guyau, affect Foullée’s life and thought?
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