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Author: Paul Henri Thiry Holbach, baron d'
Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2004.
Series: Great books in philosophy.
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"A leading figure of the French Enlightment, Paul Henri Thiry, Baron d'Holbach (1723-1789), was an acquaintance of Diderot, Rousseau, and Hume, among others, and a prolific contributor of scientific articles to Diderot's famous Encyclopedie. A man not only of considerable wealth and influence, but great generosity, he was known among friends as the "maitre d'hotel of philosophy" because he so often entertained noted  Read more...
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Holbach, Paul Henri Thiry, baron d', 1723-1789.
Good sense.
Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2004
(OCoLC)988941724
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Henri Thiry Holbach, baron d'
ISBN: 1591021456 9781591021452
OCLC Number: 54414650
Notes: Originally published: Superstition in all ages. New York : Miss Anna Knoop, 1878.
Description: xxiii, 248 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Great books in philosophy.
Other Titles: Bon sens du curé Meslier.
Responsibility: Paul Henri Thiry, baron d'Holbach ; translated by Anna Knoop.
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"A leading figure of the French Enlightment, Paul Henri Thiry, Baron d'Holbach (1723-1789), was an acquaintance of Diderot, Rousseau, and Hume, among others, and a prolific contributor of scientific articles to Diderot's famous Encyclopedie. A man not only of considerable wealth and influence, but great generosity, he was known among friends as the "maitre d'hotel of philosophy" because he so often entertained noted philosophers and intellectuals of the day at his home. When he published his radical reviews on religion, he felt constrained to use pseudonyms. Advocating a philosophy of atheistic materialism, he vigorously argued against all religious interpretations of life calling them superstition and taking special aim at the Christian worldview of his day." "Good Sense, published in 1772 under the pseudonym Jean Meslier, systematically presents the atheistic challenge to religion, critiquing point by point every contention of religion from the nature of God to the existence of the soul, belief in miracles, heaven and hell, the divine right of kings, the role of the priesthood, and many other points of dogma and tradition."--BOOK JACKET.

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