The Presence of Lucretius in Eighteenth-Century French and German Philosophy

  • Catherine Wilson
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Lucretius! His principal teachings were that everything—matter, life, and mind—arises from the motion and entanglement of atoms; that the soul is material; that there is no superhuman designer, fabricator, supervisor, or judge of the world; that human intelligence was behind the invention of language, law, and government; and that religious piety is a threat to human happiness.


Eighteenth Century Spontaneous Emergence Human Happiness Religious Piety Immortal Soul 
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