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Le bon sens, ou idées naturelles opposées aux idées surnaturelles


Anonymous (Paul Henri Dietrich d'Holbach)
Anonymous (Paul Henri Dietrich d'Holbach)

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Système de la nature, ou Des loix du monde physique et du monde moral has translation has other edition
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Common sense, or Natural ideas opposed to supernatural. Translated from the French translation
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Il buon senso ossia idee naturali opposte alle soprannaturali translation has other edition
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Racconto orientale (extract from D'Holbach) translation
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Riflessioni sulla religione cristiana translation

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Edited version of 'The System of Nature' – "the source of Man's unhappiness is his ignorance of Nature" – making the same argument more effectively on less than a third of its pages. As Friedrich Melchior Grimm put it, "It is the System of Nature rid of its abstract and metaphysical ideas; it is atheism put in the reach of chambermaids and wigmakers".

For more on its genesis and reception, see Philipp Blom, 'Wicked Company' (2011).