Philosophical Writings of Etienne Bonnot, Abb鈋 de Condillac
This highly readable translation of the major works of the 18th- century philosopher Etienne Bonnot, Abbe de Condillac, a disciple of Locke and a contemporary of Rousseau, Voltaire, and Diderot, shows his influence on psychiatric diagnosis as well as on the education of the deaf, the retarded, and the preschool child. Published two hundred years after Condillac's death, this translation contains treatises which were, until now, virtually unavailable in English: A Treatise on Systems, A Treatise of the Sensations, Logic.
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Three Sorts of Systems Should be Distinguished
On the Misuses of Abstract Systems
First and Second Examples of the Misuse
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