Various Thoughts on the Occasion of a Comet / Edition 1

Various Thoughts on the Occasion of a Comet / Edition 1

by Pierre Bayle
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791445488

ISBN-13: 9780791445488

Pub. Date: 05/28/2000

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Bayle, arguably the primary intellectual predecessor to the Enlightenment, sought in this text to undermine the influence of "superstition" in politics, particularly the superstition brought about by religious beliefs, and it is here that he first made his suggestion that a decent society of atheists is possible in principle. Translator Robert Bartlett provides…  See more details below

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Bayle, arguably the primary intellectual predecessor to the Enlightenment, sought in this text to undermine the influence of "superstition" in politics, particularly the superstition brought about by religious beliefs, and it is here that he first made his suggestion that a decent society of atheists is possible in principle. Translator Robert Bartlett provides extensive notes and an introduction to Bayle, his influence, and the intricacies of . Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791445488
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
05/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
271
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Outline

Table of Sections

Introduction

Various Thoughts on the Occasion Of a Comet

Biblical Passages Cited

Bibliography of Principal Works Cited

Index of Proper Names

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