By Pierre Bayle
Richard Popkin's meticulous translation - the main whole because the eighteenth century - includes choices from thirty-nine articles, in addition to from Bayle's 4 Clarifications. the majority of the main articles of philosophical and theological curiosity - those who inspired Leibniz, Berkeley, Hume, and Voltaire and shaped the root for therefore many eighteenth-century discussions - are current, together with "David", "Manicheans", "Paulicians", "Pyrrho", "Rorarius", "Simonides", "Spinoza", and "Zeno of Elea".
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By and large, it has been felt that it would not be particularly helpful to identify the countless characters who appear as subjects, as figures in the careers of subjects, as sources, or as opponents. To do so would merely create an unholy clutter of additional notes and make the text less readable or compre- XLIV Bayle: Dictionary hensible. , and enclosed in brackets) only when I really felt additional data would be of value to the reader. The major figures of Bayle's world, who make up the dramatis per· sonae of the Dictionary, are discussed in the Introduction.
DELVOLVE, JEAN. Religion, critique, et philosophie positive chez Pierre Bayle. Paris, 1906. A major French study, began modern reconsideration and re-evaluation of Bayle. DESCHAMPS, ARSENE. La Genese du scepticisme erudit chez Bayle. Liege, 1878. Until recent scholarship, the standard attempt to relate Bayle to previous skeptical thinkers. DESMAJZEAUX, PIERRE. "La Vie de Monsieur Bayle," in Dictionnaire. 5th edition. The first life of Bayle, written by the editor of his works. ). Pierre Bayle, le Philosophe de Rotterdam.
Indicates Bayle's place in 18th-century thought. DELVOLVE, JEAN. Religion, critique, et philosophie positive chez Pierre Bayle. Paris, 1906. A major French study, began modern reconsideration and re-evaluation of Bayle. DESCHAMPS, ARSENE. La Genese du scepticisme erudit chez Bayle. Liege, 1878. Until recent scholarship, the standard attempt to relate Bayle to previous skeptical thinkers. DESMAJZEAUX, PIERRE. "La Vie de Monsieur Bayle," in Dictionnaire. 5th edition. The first life of Bayle, written by the editor of his works.
Historical and Critical Dictionary: Selections by Pierre Bayle