Unlike many countries Philosophy has been a mandatory subject for French high school students since 1809, when Napoleon instituted the Baccalaureate (Bac).
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How well do you know your French philosophers? Voltaire was a French philosopher and writer who challenged the status quo of 18th century France.
Simone de Beauvoir was a French existentialist philosopher whose book ‘The Second Sex’ challenged the accepted role of women in society.
René Descartes was a French philosopher credited with the most famous philosophical quote of all time: “cogito ergo sum” – “I think therefore I am”.