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Claude-Adrien Helvétius

1715 - 1771

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French

Historical Period:
The 18th Century

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Helvétius was a French philosopher who defended a materialist theory of human nature in which all human action is determined by the surroundings. His book De l’homme (1758) could not be published in his lifetime.

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