Seine Schrift “Der Mensch eine Maschine” (“L’Homme Machine”) von ist ein Klassiker der Ideengeschichte. La Mettrie entwickelt in diesem Essay einen. Julien Offray de La Mettrie: Der Mensch eine Maschine Erstdruck: Leiden , vordatiert auf Der Text folgt der deutschen Übersetzung durch Adolf Ritter. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Julien Offray de La Mettrie () war ein französischer Arzt und Philosoph. Bekanntheit erlangte er vor allem durch.

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After gathering enough evidence, in medical and psychological fields, he published the book. Erich Koschny, Philosophische Bibliothek, Bd. Science Logic and Mathematics.

Sign in to use this feature. His beliefs about humans and animals maschone based on two types of continuity. So great was the outcry caused by its publication that La Mettrie was forced to quit his position with the French Guards, taking refuge in Leiden.

Julien Offray de La Mettrie

A History of Psychology: He then argued that the organization of matter at a high and complex level resulted in human thought. He noted that animals rarely tortured each other and argued that some animals were capable of some level of morality. This was the idea which brought him the enmity of virtually all thinkers of the French Enlightenmentand a damnatio memoriae [7] which was lifted only a century later by Friedrich Albert Lange in his Geschichte des Materialismus.


He compared the differences between man and animal to those of high quality pendulum clocks and watches stating: At this time, D’Harcourt was pioneering the teaching of Cartesianism in France. La Mettrie — Medicine, Philosophy, and Enlightenment. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings mettrue our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. He believed that mental processes were caused by the body.

He argued that events such as a beheaded chicken running around or a recently removed heart of an animal still working proved the connection between the brain and the body. The University of Wisconsin Press. Man ded Machine Rench-English.

Paradox of hedonism Hedonic treadmill. Der Mensch eine Maschine Erstdruck: Der Mensch eine Maschine. La Mettrie’s hedonistic and materialistic principles caused outrage even in the relatively tolerant Netherlands.

Julien Offray de La Mettrie & Bernd A. Laska, Der Mensch Als Maschine – PhilPapers

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Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? His influence is seen in the reductionist approach of behavioral psychologists. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. He believed that humans and animals were only different in regards to the complexity that matter was organized.

A Conceptual History of Psychology. His opinions were so strong that he stated that Descartes was actually a materialist in regards to the mind.


Julien Offray de La Mettrie ed. His initial schooling took place in the colleges of Coutances and Caen. Julien de La Mettrie is considered one of the most influential determinists of the eighteenth century.

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Some of the evidence La Mettrie presented was disregarded due to the nature of it. Introduction by John Falvey, p. The Voltaire Foundation This experience would instill in him a kensch aversion to violence which is evident in his philosophical writings.

Ideas and Context 4 ed. Man a Machine ; and, Man a Plant. By using this site, you agree to the Terms masschine Use and Privacy Policy.

Wikiquote has quotations related to: He believed that as machines, humans would follow the law of nature and ignore their own interests for those of others. An Intellectual History of Psychology 3 ed. In the following years, La Mettrie settled down to professional medical practice in his home region of Saint-Malo, disseminating the works and theories of Boerhaave through the publication and translation of several works.

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