Pierre Bayle

[Revised entry by Thomas M. Lennon and Michael Hickson on December 5, 2017. Changes to: Bibliography] Pierre Bayle (1647 - 1706) was a Huguenot, i.e., a French Protestant, who spent almost the
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[Revised entry by Thomas M. Lennon and Michael Hickson on December 5, 2017. Changes to: Bibliography] Pierre Bayle (1647 - 1706) was a Huguenot, i.e., a French Protestant, who spent almost the whole of his productive life as a refugee in Holland. His life was devoted entirely to scholarship, and his erudition was second to none in his, or perhaps any, period. Although much of what he wrote was embedded in technical religious issues, for a century he was one the most widely read philosophers. In particular, his Dictionnaire historique et...

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