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Epicurus in the Enlightenment

Author: Neven Leddy; Avi Lifschitz
Publisher: Oxford : Voltaire Foundation, 2009.
Series: Studies on Voltaire and the eighteenth century, 2009:12.
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Genre/Form: History
études diverses
Named Person: Épicure
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Neven Leddy; Avi Lifschitz
ISBN: 9780729409872 0729409872
OCLC Number: 642293583
Language Note: En anglais et passages en français.
Description: vii, 258 p.
Contents: Neven Leddy and Avi S. Lifschitz, Epicurus in the Enlightenment: an introductionElodie Argaud, Bayle's defence of Epicurus: the use and abuse of Malebranche's Meditations chretiennesHans W. Blom, The Epicurean motif in Dutch notions of sociability in the seventeenth centuryThomas Ahnert, Epicureanism and the transformation of natural law in the early German EnlightenmentCharles T. Wolfe, A happiness fit for organic bodies: La Mettrie's medical EpicureanismNatania Meeker, Sexing Epicurean materialism in DiderotPierre Force, Helvetius as an Epicurean political theoristAndrew Kahn, Epicureanism in the Russian Enlightenment: Dmitrii Anichkov and atomic theoryMatthew Niblett, Man, morals and matter: Epicurus and materialist thought in England from John Toland to Joseph PriestleyJames A. Harris, The Epicurean in HumeNeven Leddy, Adam Smith's critique of Enlightenment EpicureanismAvi S. Lifschitz, The Enlightenment revival of the Epicurean history of language and civilisationBibliographyIndex
Series Title: Studies on Voltaire and the eighteenth century, 2009:12.
Responsibility: edited by Neven Leddy and Avi S. Lifschitz.
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