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Atheism from the Reformation to the Enlightenment$
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Michael Hunter and David Wootton

Print publication date: 1992

Print ISBN-13: 9780198227366

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227366.001.0001

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The First Edition of the Traité des trois imposteurs, and its Debt to Spinoza's Ethics  

The First Edition of the Traité des trois imposteurs, and its Debt to Spinoza's Ethics  

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(p.183) 7 The First Edition of the Traité des trois imposteurs, and its Debt to Spinoza's Ethics  
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Atheism from the Reformation to the Enlightenment
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Silvia Berti

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227366.003.0008

This chapter establishes the links between the text of the Traité des trois imposteurs and Spinoza's Ethics. It explains why the first edition of the Traité des trois imposteurs was accompanied by a life of Spinoza. It offers evidence that this treatise was composed not by Rousset de Missy in the 1710s, but at a slightly earlier date by the diplomat Jan Vroesen. It looks into the subversive networks that linked free thinkers and provided the materials for an open attack on Christianity in the late seventeenth and early nineteenth centuries. The final section demonstrates how Spinoza's ideas fuelled the irreligious tradition.

Keywords:   Traité des trois imposteurs, Spinoza, Ethics, Jan Vroesen, de Missy

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