Louis de Bonald

Louis de BonaldIn existographies, Louis de Bonald (1754-1840) was a French philosopher noted for []

In c.1802, of misattribution note, French physician Mathieu Buisson (1776-c.1805) vented that his opinion that Baron d’Holbach, author of The System of Nature (1777), was "insane"; the summary of which by L.S. Jacyna (1987) is as follows:

Buisson (Ѻ) held that the notion that the brain itself felt and thought was a ‘revolting opinion’ reminiscent of the ‘insane author [Holbach] of the Systéme de la Nature’.”
— L.S. Jacyna (1987), summary of Buisson’s criticism (Ѻ)(Ѻ) of Xavier Bichat’s 1801 theory (Ѻ) of physiological properties; note: quoted misattributed, by Jennifer Hecht (2003), to Louis de Bonald

In 2003, Jennifer Hecht, in her Doubt: a History, citing Adrian Desmond (1989), who in turn cites L.S. Jacyna (1987) and R.W. Burkhardt (1977), misattributes the Holbach is insane quote to the mouth of Louis de Bonald, as follows:

“The royalist philosopher Louis de Bonald cursed both the ‘insane’ system of d’Holbach and the species transformism of Lamarck.”
— Jennifer Hecht (2003), Doubt: a History (pg. 403)


Quotes | By
The following are quotes by Bonald:

“The deist is a man who in his short existence has not had time to become an atheist.”
— Louis de Bonald (c.1830)

1. (a) Burkhardt, R.W. (1977). Publication (pg. 188). Publisher.
(a) Jacyna, L.S. (1987). “Medical Science and Moral Science: the Cultural Relations of Physiology in Restoration France” (pgs. 123, 130-32), History of Science, 25:111-46.
(b) Desmond, Adrian. (1989). The Politics of Evolution (pg. 46). University of Chicago Press.
(c) Hecht, Jennifer M. (2003). Doubt: A History: The Great Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas (pg. 403). HarperOne.

Further reading
● Bonald, Louis. (1818). Observations on a work by Madame de Stael (Observations sur un Ouvrage de Madame de Staël). Publisher.
● Bonald, Louis. (1825). Of Christendom and Christianity (De la Chrétienté et du Christianisme). Publisher.
● Bonald, Louis. (1834). Discourse on the Life of Jesus Christ (Discours sur la Vie de Jésus-Christ). Publisher.

External links
Louis Gabriel Ambroise de Bonald – Wikipedia.

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