Paul Heinrich Dietrich Baron d'Holbach Roslin, was a French-German author, philosopher, encyclopedist and prominent figure in the French Enlightenment. He was born in Edesheim, near Landau in the Rhenish Palatinate, but lived and worked mainly in Paris, where he kept a salon. He was well known for his atheism and for his voluminous writings against religion, the most famous of them being The System of Nature (1770).
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Paul-Henri Thiry, Baron d’Holbach When he settled in Paris, d’Holbach held twice-weekly meetings at his house on rue Royale Saint-Roche (now 8 rue des Moulins) – a center of philosophical radicalism from the through the
When God Wins: In the Middle Ages, the standards were much different and Islamic law was in fact offering “the most liberal and humane legal principles available anywhere in the world. *** Let us observe with the celebrated Lord Bolingbroke, that "theology is the box of Pandora; and if it is impossible to shut it, it is at least useful to inform man, that this fatal box is open." - Baron d'Holbach. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/540924605217030972…
Guy CHAUSSINAND-NOGARET. Les Lumières au péril du bûcher : Helvétius et d’Holbach. éd. Fayard, 2009.Evocation parallèle du destin et des oeuvres du baron d'Holbach (1723-1783), intellectuel français d'origine allemande, et de Helvétius (1715-1771), fermier général, tous deux collaborateurs de L'encyclopédie, qui ont vivement alimenté les élites en thèmes de réflexion.