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Title: Amusement Philosophique sur la Langage des Bestes.
Description: A Paris, Chez Gissey, Bordelet, Ganeau, 1739. sm. 8vo. In a very nice 19th c. half clf. binding over marbled brds., spine w. 5 gilttooled 'vase' ornaments. Red tile shield. (II, 157, V (approbation) pp.). (Large paper copy.). (Fine marbled endp.). Barbier, vol. I, p. 156: Sommervogel, dict. des anonymes, p. 29: 'Ce spirituel écrit a eu au moins une dizaine d'éditions et a été traduit en anglais, en italien et en allemand.': Satirical attack on cartesianist / mechanist views regarding animals as machines and their souls. Caused quite a stir at the time and Bougeant found himself imprisoned over it.

Keywords: Theology Philosophy 18th Language philosophy animal mind theology Jesuits Jesuitica b

Price: EUR 375.00 = appr. US$ 407.57 Seller: Antiquariaat B.M.Israel B.V.
- Book number: 6075