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Bayle by Pierre Bayle
Book DescriptionPierre Bayle was one of the most important sceptical thinkers of the seventeenth century. His work was a major influence on the development of the ideas of Voltaire (who acclaimed it for its candour on such subjects as atheism, obscenity and sexual conduct), Hume, Montesquieu and Rousseau. Banned in France on first publication in 1697, Bayle's Dictionnaire Historique et Critique became a bestseller and ran into several editions and translations. Sally L. Jenkinson's masterly edition presents the reader with a coherent path through Bayle's monumental work (which ran to seven million words). This is volume selects political writings from Bayle's work and presents its author as a specifically political thinker. Sally L. Jenkinson's authoritative translation, careful selection of texts, and lucid introduction will be welcomed by scholars and students of the history of ideas, political theory, cultural history and French studies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521470940
(216mm x 138mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 3-Aug-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Pierre Bayle
Philosophical Commentary on These Words of the Gospel, Luke 14.23, 'Compel Them to Come in, That My House May be Full', Hardback (December 2005)
Bayle: Political Writings, Paperback (August 2000)
Sally L. Jenkinson selects, translates and edits a major edition of a key European thinker.
Historical and Critical Dictionary, Paperback (February 1991)» View all books by Pierre Bayle
Presents the articles of philosophical and theological interest - those that influenced Leibniz, Berkeley, Hume, and Voltaire and formed the basis for various eighteenth-century discussions, including "David", "Manicheans", "Paulicians", "Pyrrho", "Rorarius", "Simonides", "Spinoza", and "Zeno of Elea".
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