Christian Cyclopedia

About the Cyclopedia

La Mettrie, Julien Offroy de

(1709–51). Physician and philos.; atheist; b. Saint-Malo, Fr.; forced to flee from Fr. and, later, Leiden, because of his materialism.* Held that the soul is produced by physical growth, that the brain has thought muscles, that psychical phenomena are caused by changes in brain and nervous system, and that sensual pleasures should be pursued. Works include Histoire naturel le de l'âme; L'homme machine.

Edited by: Erwin L. Lueker, Luther Poellot, Paul Jackson
©Concordia Publishing House, 2000, All rights Reserved. Reproduced with Permission

Internet Version Produced by
The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod

Original Editions ©Copyright 1954, 1975, 2000
Concordia Publishing House
All rights reserved.

Content Reproduced with Permission

Stay Connected! Join the LCMS Network:

Contact Us Online
(Staff Switchboard)
(Church Info Center)
1333 S Kirkwood Rd
Saint Louis, MO 63122-7226 | Directions


Featured Publication

The Lutheran Witness

LCMS Communications

Interpreting the contemporary world from a Lutheran Christian perspective.
Visit TLW Online