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The Activity of the Mind
The Moral Consequences
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Abbadie abbe action admits amour-propre animal apologists argument asserts atheists Bayle Bayle's behavior believe cause Christian concept Condillac consequences corruption d'Alembert d'Holbach deists depends Descartes desire determined developed Diderot Discours distinction doctrine egoism eighteenth century Essai esteem ethical evil existence feeling freedom of indifference God's happiness Helvetius Histoire human nature humanistic I'Esprit Ibid ideas impulses interest judgment l'homme later Leibniz Lettre logical Malebranche man's Manon Lescaut marquis de Sade materialists metaphysical Mettrie mind Montesquieu moral moral nihilism Morelly motives Natural Law naturelle necessary nihilism novel optimism original ourselves pain passions philosophes physical Physiocrats pleasure pride principle problem problem of evil psychological punishments question rational reason relation religion Robespierre Rousseau Sade Sade's self-interest self-love sensations sense social society soul Spinoza theory things thought tion true universe Valmont vanity Vauvenargues vices virtue virtuous Voltaire Voltaire's wicked writers