Reason, Not Theology

Baron d’Holbach

Baron d’Holbach

Baron d’Holbach is, unfortunately, still mainly found hanging out in the corners of books about other people. Both the Furbank and Wilson biographies of Diderot give over five or so pages to him and his place in organizing early atheism, as well as his contributions to science. Max Cushing’s study Baron d’Holbach: A Study of Eighteenth Century Radicalism in France is a century old now and is more a list of published works and a collection of rare letters than a biography proper, but until something better comes along, it’s your best shot.


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