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  Sorbonne on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In the 16th cent., because it became the place for the deliberations of the faculty of theology, this faculty came to be called the Sorbonne, although all its members did not belong to this college.
After its suppression (1792) in the French Revolution, the Univ. of Paris took over (1808) the Sorbonne grounds, so that for the years between 1808 and 1885 the Sorbonne existed as the seat of the three faculties of theology and of the Académie de Paris.
Sorbonne is frequently used as a name for the Univ. of Paris.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/S/Sorbonne.asp   (660 words)

As the other teachers of theology in the university became members of the Sorbonne, its staff, at the beginning of the sixteenth century, was practically identical with the university faculty.
Among its principal patrons and benefactors was Cardinal Richelieu, who held for a time the office of provisor and who, in 1635, laid the cornerstone of an edifice to be built at his expense for the use of the college.
The Sorbonne itself was suppressed by decree of 5 April, 1792, but was restored by Napoleon in 1808 as the theological faculty of the newly organized university.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/14149a.htm   (1237 words)

 RenĂ© Descartes [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Descartes dedicates the Meditations to the faculty of the Sorbonne, which was the divinity school of the University of Paris.
By dedicating his work to the Sorbonne faculty, Descartes' was announcing that his philosophy was consistent, so far as he was concerned, with traditional Catholic theology.
Descartes closes the dedication pleading with the faculty of the Sorbonne that their support and influence is necessary for the Meditations to be seen as a successful refutation of scepticism.
www.utm.edu /research/iep/d/descarte.htm   (19643 words)

 Paul Ricoeur (1913-2005) [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
He was awarded a scholarship to study at the Sorbonne in 1934, and afterwards was appointed to his first teaching position at Colmar, Alsace.
While at the Sorbonne he first met Gabriel Marcel, who was to become a lifelong friend and philosophical influence.
After the war Ricoeur returned to teaching, taking positions at the University of Strasbourg, the Sorbonne, University of Paris at Nanterre, the University of Louvain and University of Chicago.
www.iep.utm.edu /r/ricoeur.htm   (5334 words)

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