Dictionnaire historique et critique

Front Cover
Bobbs-Merrill, 1965 - Biography & Autobiography - 456 pages

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - keylawk - LibraryThing

Pierre Bayle (1647-1706), French philosophe and reviewer. After moving to Rotterdam, he devoted himself to writing this biographical and historical "dictionary", a seminal work appearing in parts in ... Read full review

Contents

Abimelech
3
Andronicus
19
Arriaga
29
Bunel
36
Caniceus
43
Dicaearchus
64
Guarini
78
Hall
88
Hipparchia
95
Lacydes
421
Leucippus
436
Copyright

Other editions - View all

About the author (1965)

Born at Carla-le-Comte (now Carla-Bayle) in southern France, Pierre Bayle was the son of a French Protestant minister. Because of the persecution of the Huguenots in France, Bayle was forced to flee to Holland in 1681 where he lived the rest of his life. Bayle wrote a large number of works attacking all kinds of theological and philosophical theories and opposing all kinds of intolerance; he also edited one of the first major philosophical journals. Bayle's most widely known work is his immense four-folio Historical and Critical Dictionary (1697-1702), in which he developed a complete skepticism about everything that is said and everything that is done. Considered the Arsenal of the Enlightenment, the work greatly influenced Berkeley, Hume, and Voltaire.

Bibliographic information