French free-thought from Gassendi to Voltaire, by J.S. Spink.


New York, Greenwood Press [1969] .

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Subjects Frankreich.
Free thought -- History.
Free thought.
Freidenker.
Gassendi, Pierre <1592-1655>
Gassendi, Pierre, 1592-1655.
Libre pensée -- Histoire.
Philosophie française -- Histoire.
Philosophy, French.
Voltaire <1694-1778>
Voltaire, 1694-1778.
Description ix, 345 pages 23 cm
Copyright Date [1969]
©1960
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-330).
Contents pt. 1. Gassendi and the 'Libertins'. The crisis of 1619-25: the erudite sceptics ; The crisis of 1619-25: the radical naturalists ; The ideas of Cyrano de Bergerac ; Atheism and political radicalism ; Between Aristotle and Epicurus: Emmanuel Maignan ; Gassendi's account of the nature of things ; Lucretius and the natural philosophers ; The rehabilitation of Epicurus. -- part 2. Descartes and the rationalists. Nature without consciousness ; The fortunes of Descartes ; Animal automatism and its critics ; Monopsychism and the reaction to Spinoza ; Le grand tout ; Clandestine erudition ; Clandestine sociology ; Voltaire versus Pascal.
Genre History.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)ocm00004955
(OCoLC)4955
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WorldCat Identities Spink, John Stephenson.
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