Lucien Braun

Lucien Braun (24 February 1923 – 13 March 2020) was a French philosophy historian who specialized in Paracelsus.[1]

Lucien Braun
Lucien Braun par Claude Truong-Ngoc novembre 2013.jpg
Born24 February 1923
DiedMarch 13, 2020(2020-03-13) (aged 97)
Strasbourg, France


Braun wrote his version of Histoire de l'histoire de la philosophie. At the end of his introduction, he wrote:

"We believe that we have thus opened up the field of research for which we had no model; because when we undertook this study, in 1961, the subject was new. It is already less so today, because works towards a history of the history of philosophy are announced, in Germany by L. Geldsetzer and W. Ehrhardt, in France by M. Gueroult. This means that we are, in fact, participating in a concern that goes beyond us and which, as such, is also part of the development of discipline."[2]

He served as President of the Presses universitaires de Strasbourg and the Université populaire européenne, also in Strasbourg.[3] He was a professor emeritus of Marc Bloch University, of which he was President from 1978 to 1983.[4]

Braun was a Commander of the Ordre des Palmes académiques.[5]


  • Paracelsus und die Philosophiegeschichte. Eine systematische Betrachtung (1965)
  • Histoire de l'histoire de la philosophie (1973)
  • Paracelse, nature et philosophie (1981)
  • Studia Paracelsica. Grundsätzliche Einführung in Hohenheims Gedankenwelt (1983)
  • Musique et philosophie (1987)
  • Paracelse (1988)
  • Conrad Gesner (1990)
  • Iconographie et philosophie (1996)
  • L'Image de la philosophie. Méconnaissance et reconnaissance (2005)
  • Philosophes et philosophie en représentation : l'iconographie philosophique en question(s) (2010)


  1. ^ "Carnet". Le Monde (in French). 20 March 2020.
  2. ^ Braun, Lucien (1973). Histoire de l'histoire de la philosophie (in French). Paris: Association des publications près les universités de Strasbourg.
  3. ^ "Livret-guide de l'Université populaire européenne 2012-2013" (PDF). Académie Strasbourg (in French).
  4. ^ "Lucien Braun, le philosophe et la musique du hasard". L'ami hebdo (in French). 18 October 2012. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013.
  5. ^ Lucien Braun, commandeur dans l'ordre des Palmes Académiques, cérémonie de la remise de la cravate de Commandeur, Littenheim le 19 novembre 1983 (in French). Strasbourg: Université des Sciences humaines. 1983.