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1809. Translated from the French. To which is now prefixed a life of the author. Swiss-French tax collector, philanthropist and Enlightenment philosopher, Claude-Adrien Helvetius is widely regarded as the father of utilitarianism. Helvetius's principle work, De l'esprit, was condemned by the Sorbonne, the Pope and the Parliament of Paris and burnt by the public executioner ...more
Paperback, 540 pages
Published December 1st 2004 by Kessinger Publishing (first published 1748)
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Claude Adrien Helvétius (26 January or 26 February 1715 (sources differ) – 26 December 1771) was a French philosopher, freemason and littérateur.
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