By Joseph de Maistre
This new translation might help to reasonable the emphasis often put upon Maistre's authoritarianism. He expected anything of the twentieth-century figuring out of the energetic function performed by way of the human brain within the empirical/inductive approach used in smooth technological know-how.
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Extra info for An Examination of the Philosophy of Bacon: Wherein Different Questions of Ratonal Philosophy are Treated
A helpful introduction from Twayne's World Author's series. A brief treatment based entirely on printed sources and concerned primarily with Maistre's place in literary history. Maistre, Henri de, Joseph de Maistre. Paris: Perrin 1990. Especially stimulating on Joseph de Maistre's psychological development. Henri de Maistre is a direct descendant of Joseph de Maistre; his work benefited from access to the family archives. Margerie, Amedee de, Le Comte Joseph de Maistre: sa vie, ses Merits, ses doctrines, avec des documents inedits.
Roman poet and philosopher. In his On the Nature of Things outlines an atomic and materialist natural philosophy. Mably, Gabriel Bonnot (1709-1785) French moralist, historian, and political writer; half brother to Condillac. Maimonides (1135-1204) Jewish philosopher, who was born in Spain and died in Egypt. He sought to show the compatibility between philosophic and religious faith; he exercised an immense influence over both Jewish and Scholastic thought in the Middle Ages. Malebranche, Nicolas (1638-1715) French theologian, scientist, and philosopher.
69 Maistre to Bonald, 10 July 1818, OC, 14:138. 70 See below, 314. 71 See below, 104. 72 Ibid. Maistre used a similar polemical technique in his critique of Rousseau. " See Against Rousseau: "On the State of Nature" and "On the Sovereignty of the People" Translated and edited by Richard A. Lebrun (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press 1996), 19. 73 See below, 5. " "The Limits of the Enlightenment," 347n2. 75 See below, 145. xxxvii Introduction 76 See below, 143. 77 Ibid. Margaret C.
An Examination of the Philosophy of Bacon: Wherein Different Questions of Ratonal Philosophy are Treated by Joseph de Maistre