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Baron D'Holbach

By Cushing, Max Pearson

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Title: Baron D'Holbach  
Author: Cushing, Max Pearson
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Classic Literature Collection
Historic
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Cushing, M. P. (n.d.). Baron D'Holbach. Retrieved from http://worldpubliclibrary.org/


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INTRODUCTION: Diderot, writing to the Princess Dashkoff in 1771, thus analysed the spirit of his century: Chaque siecle a son esprit qui le caracterise. L'esprit du notre semble etre celui de la liberte. La premiere attaque contre la superstition a ete violente, sans mesure. Une fois que les hommes ont ose d'une maniere quelconque donner l'assaut a la barriere de la religion, cette barriere la plus formidable qui existe comme la plus respectee, il est impossible de s'arreter. Des qu'ils ont tourne des regards menaçants contre la majeste du ciel, ils ne manqueront pas le moment d'apres de les diriger contre la souverainete de la terre. Le cable qui tient et comprime l'humanite est forme de deux cordes, l'une ne peut ceder sans que l'autre vienne a rompre. [Endnote 1:1]...

Table of Contents
· INTRODUCTION · CHAPTER I. HOLBACH, THE MAN. · CHAPTER II. HOLBACH'S WORKS. · CHAPTER III. THE SYSTÈME DE LA NATURE. · APPENDIX · BIBLIOGRAPHY—PART I. EDITIONS OF HOLBACH'S WORKS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER. · BIBLIOGRAPHY PART II. GENERAL BIBLIOGRAPHY.

 

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