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Friday, June 18, 2004

Argens, Jean-baptiste De Boyer, Marquis D' (marquess Of)

French writer who helped disseminate the skeptical ideas of the Enlightenment by addressing his polemical writings on philosophy, religion, and history to a popular readership. Argens's writings simplified the unorthodox empirical reasoning of such Philosophes as Pierre Bayle, Bernard de Fontenelle, and Voltaire;

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