Very beautiful edition of Abbé de Condillac who was very close to Rousseau, a friend of Diderot and who maintained a good relationship with the Philosophers of the Encyclopedia.
- Essai sur l'Origine des Connaissances humaines;
First book by the author. Condillac here intended to surpass Locke by applying Newton's scientific method to psychology. This essay revolutionized the way that the human mind was conceived.
- Le Traité des Systèmes;
“A scholarly philosophical study on the different systems, on divination, on monads, on Leibnitz, on Spinoza...” (in Caillet).
"Condillac practises here a typology of knowledge systems in different fields: metaphysics, physics, politics and the arts."
- Le Traité des Animaux;
After making critical observations on René Descartes' and M. de Buffon's beliefs, their main insights are explained.
Starting with the philosophical theme of the sensitivity and intelligence of animals, a widely discussed topic in the middle of the 18th century, Condillac expanded on Descartes' thinking and commented on Buffon's Histoire naturelle (published from 1749 onwards). It is also a pretext for evoking human nature and its relationship to God.
- La Logique.
Condillac - Œuvres Métaphysiques de Condillac - 1802
Half-title, title in each vol. XII, 382pp., 322pp., 344pp.
The bindings are in good condition, books in their full tan granite patterned leather adorned with gilded urns and Greek designs, rubbed headcaps, tan morocco title and volume number labels, gilded title, gilded roulette on the borders, mottled edges.
Interior in very good condition, missing volume III.
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- Natural History, Philosophy, Physics
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- Œuvres Métaphysiques de Condillac (Traité des système, des animaux, la logique, Essai sur l'origine)
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- 17×10 cm