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Human character was therefore referred not to what we call psychology, but to a
balance of chemical reactions; here indeed was a primitive and unscientific
biochemistry. Because of the variety of meanings attributed to it, the word "
Among other new words in the 1777 edition were " optim- isme ", probably
derived from the views of Leibniz and the ideas of human perfectibility then in
vogue among some of the philosophes ; also the word " personnalite ", which
was defined ...
Almost exactly contemporary was John Locke (1632-1704) who exercised a
profound influence by two great books — his Two Treatises of Government and
his Essay Concerning Human Understanding, both published in 1690, though ...
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-A lucid and stimulating account of the Europe of the Ancien Regime in the period leading up to the French Revolution. Written in the scholarly style of the time, this book contained a lot of good ... Read full review
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1162 Europe of the Ancien Regime 1715-1783, by David Ogg (read 13 May 1972) This is a survey of 18th century Europe. It is an interesting time: "...the legacy of the 18th century is greater than that ... Read full review
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