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Caro Elme Marie

Caro, Elme Marie (1826-1887), a French philosopher, born at Poictiers, educated at the Ecole Normale, Paris, at Angers, and at Douai, was appointed lecturer at the Ecole Normale (1857), professor at the Sorbonne (1867), and elected member of the Academy in 1876. His lectures at the Sorbonne were very popular, and were attended by ladies, and Pailleron, in his Monde ou l'on s'ennuie, ridicules the "philosophe des dames." He wrote much, some of the most notable of his works being Mysticisme au 18me Siecle, Le Materialisme et la Science, and Le Pessimisme au 19me Siecle.