|Budget Amount *help
¥1,900,000 (Direct Cost : ¥1,900,000)
Fiscal Year 1997 : ¥600,000 (Direct Cost : ¥600,000)
Fiscal Year 1996 : ¥300,000 (Direct Cost : ¥300,000)
Fiscal Year 1995 : ¥1,000,000 (Direct Cost : ¥1,000,000)
1.I am continuing to examine P.Bayle, "Dictionnaire historique et critique", but, because of its volume, my research on the influence made by this dictionary on the historiography of philosophy of the Enlightenment rests still insufficient. I have attended this year as well as last year the research meeting organized by Mr.Nozawa (Authority of P.Bayle and Professor, Komazawa University, Tokyo), studied "la litterature clandestine written by many free thinkers from the 17 th to the 18 th century and recognized the importance of this literature for my research project, with useful help, information and documentation given by Mr.Nozawa and the other participants. So that I could publish two aritcles : "From the Encyclopedism (Pansophy) of the 17 th Century to the Encyclopedie (Editting Knowledge) of the 18 th Century" and "Le medecin Gaultier et le courant cache du materialisme emergentiste du XVIIIe siecle".
2.Concerning Brucker's "Historia critica philosophiae" and Diderot's "history of philosophy" composed by a number of articles of the Encyclopedie, free translations of part of Brucker's, my research has not made, because of a certain linguistic difficulty, such a progress as I hoped before.
3.I am continuing to study the problem : how free thought and critical erudition made its way to construct a new space open to the "other" : heresy, paganism, different ethnic groups, etc. Part of its results especially on Toland and Collins was shown in the article on "le medecin Gaultier".
4.I clarified the differences between modern history of philosophy realized by that of Hegel and the history of philosophy of the Enlightenment in the introduction of my Report of Research Project.
5.I could publish finally the Report entitled The History of the History of Philosophy in the First Half of the 18 th Century in France, as a result of my several years of research.