(171384). Pantophile; Fr. philos.; educ. by Jesuits; became deist, then materialist. finally pantheistic naturalist; forerunner of positivism*; as ed.-in-chief of the Encyclopédie he greatly influenced the Enlightenment.* Works include polemics against Christianity. See also Deism; Encyclopedists; Freethinker; Materialism; Naturalism; Pantheism.
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