Paul-Henri Holbach
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Philosophy of Society
Philosophy of Ethics
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Synopsis:
  • The misery that afflicts humankind is caused by religion and superstition
  • There is no God who controls destiny and rewards or punishes individuals
  • The soul is a property of the physical body, which dies when the body dies
  • All natural phenomena can be understood in terms of the motion and features of matter
  • All that exist is visible to us
  • The history of the world is history of causes and effects
  • Every event has an influence on the universe
  • Ethics is enlightened self-interest
  • A state's goal is to preserve the general welfare ("ethocracy")

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