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Bayle, Pierre (1647–1706)


Subject Philosophy

DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405106795.2004.x


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French skeptic. Bayle argued with wit and scholarship against the presumptions of reason to establish religious and philosophical truth. He examined a wide range of historical thinkers as well as biblical and mythological figures to support his skeptical conclusions. His views were widely influential among eighteenth-century Enlightenment thinkers. His most important work is Historical and Critical Dictionary (1697). ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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