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Man a Machine (French: L'homme Machine) is a work of materialist philosophy by the 18th-century French physician and philosopher Julien Offray de La Mettrie, first published in 1748. In this work, La Mettrie extends Descartes' argument that animals were mere automatons or machines to human beings, denying the existence of the soul as a substance separate from matter.

Edition Notes

"The French text presented in this volume is taken from that of a Leyden edition of 1748...The title page of this edition is reproduced in the present volume."--Pref.
The translation is founded on a version made by Miss Gertrude C. Bussey (from the French text in the edition of J. Assezat) and has been revised by Professor M.W. Calkins, who is responsible for it in its present form. cf. Pref.
"Works consulted and cited in the notes": p. [205]-207.


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B2063.H53 C3

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5 p. l., [3], 216 p. incl. facsim. front. (port.)
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