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Fill in the rest of your details and you can start bidding. Very nice edition of the Abbot of Condillac who was closely linked to Rousseau, frequenting Diderot as early as , and who maintained good relations with the Philosophers of the Encyclopedia, without directly collaborating to its publication. It is the author's first work, which, like his contemporaries, is influenced by English thought. But Condillac here intends to overtake Locke by applying Newton's scientific method to psychology.
This essay revolutionised the way the human mind was conceived and earned its author immediate fame and considerable influence. Bindings in good condition, works in their period brown full leather, covers and spine in good condition, very minor rubbing marks, marbled endpapers, ornate ribbed spine, gilded titling and volume numbers, beautiful and elegant binding - Interior in good condition, lovely engraved banners, text in good overall condition - Delivery service provided by Chronopost within a few days -.
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Étienne Bonnot de Condillac Facts
Ordained a Roman Catholic priest in , Condillac began a lifelong friendship in the same year with the philosopher J. Moving to Paris , Condillac became acquainted with the Encyclopaedists, a group of writers led by Denis Diderot. In he was elected to the Berlin Academy. Finding the irreligious climate of Parisian intellectual society offensive, he retired to spend his last years at Flux, near Beaugency.
Étienne Bonnot de Condillac
On Sept. Educated in Paris at the Sorbonne and at St-Suplice, he was ordained a priest in but chose to become a writer and a tutor. From to he frequented the literary salons of Paris and worked at his own education. John Locke's psychology and empiricism and Sir Isaac Newton's search for fundamental principles were strong influences in his reading. Condillac's Essai sur l'origine des connaissances humaines followed Locke's principles but reduced the operations of human understanding to one principle—sensation—and treated reflection as a sequence and comparison of sensations.
Essai sur l’origine des connaissances humaines
He was born at Grenoble into a legal family, the youngest of three brothers. His two older brothers Jean and Gabriel took names associated with one of the family's properties at Mably, Loire , and were each known as "Bonnot de Mably". He was appointed as Abbot of Mureau. Condillac devoted his whole life, with the exception of an interval as a court-appointed tutor to the court of Parma , to speculative thought. His works are: . He developed a friendship with Rousseau , which lasted in some measure to the end of his life.
Essai sur l'origine des connaissances humaines