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Destutt De Tracy, Count Antoine Louis Claude (1754- 1836), French philosopher. " A moderate revolutionary, raised to the nobility by Napoleon and greatly respected even under the restored royalty. He was a friend of Condillac and like him a materialist in psychology. An enthusiastic reader of Voltaire until he died. com 33 A BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF ANCIENT, MEDIEVAL, AND MODERN FREETHINKERS Dewey, Professor John, Ph. , (1859-1952), the leading American thinker, educationist, and social idealist.
He worthily sustained the tradition of the House, fought for all Liberal reforms, and warmly defended the Greek and Spanish rebels against feudalism. Holland House was the chief center in London of heresy as well as beauty and wit. The Rev. " France, Jacques Anatole (1844-1942), greatest writer of modern France. His skepticism pervades all his brilliant novels but is definitely put in his L'eglise et la republique (1905) and in an interview in A. Brisson's Les prophetes (1900). In a letter he wrote to the International Congress of Freethinkers at Paris in 1905, which I attended, he wrote: "The thoughts of the gods are not more unchangeable than those of the men who interpret them.
1769-1843), Irish Deist. com 37 A BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF ANCIENT, MEDIEVAL, AND MODERN FREETHINKERS Another of the many cultivated Irish freethinkers of that time. Ensor took little part in politics but published, amongst other works, a drastic criticism of the bible. Epictetus (about 50-100), famous Greek moralist. A Phrygian slave who became one of the most notable of the many moralists of the Greek Roman world. The Encheiridion (Manual) and Discourses that we have were very probably taken down by a pupil, as shorthand was then well known.
A Biographical Dictionary of Ancient, Medieval, and Modern Freethinkers by Joseph McCabe