Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Offray la Mettrie, Julian (1747), Man a Machine, Retrieved on 2021-10-17
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    17 OCT 2021

     Physicians Know More than Philsophers

     
    Folksonomies: empiricism medicine
    Folksonomies: empiricism medicine
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    17 OCT 2021

     Humans Trained Themselves in Symbolic Thought

    From animals to man, the transition is not violent, as good philosophers will admit. What was man before the invention of words and the knowledge of tongues? An animal of his species, who, with much less native instinct than the others, whose king he then considered himself to be, could not be distinguished from the ape and from the rest, except as the ape itself differs from the other animals; which means, by a face giving promise of more intelligence. Reduced to the bare “intuitive knowle...
    Folksonomies: philosophy empiricism
    Folksonomies: philosophy empiricism
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    17 OCT 2021

     Philosophers are "Loafers"

    We were not originally made to be learned; we have become so perhaps by a sort of abuse of our organic faculties, and at the expense of the State, which nourishes a host of loafers whom vanity has adorned with the name of “philosophers.” Nature created us all solely to be happy—yes, all, from the crawling worm to the eagle that soars out of sight in the clouds. That is why she has given all animals some share of natural law, a share of greater or less delicacy according to the needs of ...
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