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Thierry baron d'Holbach: La Système de la Nature II

Thierry baron d'Holbach: La Système de la Nature II

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Table of Contents
The System of Nature. Volume 2...............................................................4Chapter I. Of the confuted and contradictory ideas of Theology...............4Chapter II. Examination of the Proofs of the Existence of the Divinity, asgiven by Clarke............................................................................19Chapter III. Examination of the Proofs of the Existence of God given byDescartes, Malebranche, Newton, &c..........................................43Chapter IV. Of Pantheism, or of the Natural Ideas of the Divinity..........55Chapter V. Of Theism or Deism; of the System of Optimism; and of FinalCauses..........................................................................................66Chapter VI. Examination of the Advantages which result to men fromtheir Notions on the Divinity, or of their Influence upon Morals,upon Politics, upon the Sciences, upon the Happiness of Nationsand Individuals.............................................................................84Chapter VII. Theological Notions cannot be the Basis of Morality.Comparison between Theological Morality and Natural Morality.Theology Prejudicial to the Progress of the Human Mind...........97Chapter VIII. Men can form no Conclusion from the Ideas which aregiven them of the Divinity: Of the want of Just Interference in, andof the Inutility of, their Conduct on his Account.......................109Chapter IX. Defence of the Sentiments contained in this Work. Of Impiety. Do there exist Atheists?...............................................124Chapter X. Is Atheism compatible with Morality?................................132Chapter XI. Of the Motives which lead to Atheism? Can this System beDangerous? Can it be Embraced by the Uninformed?...............141Chapter XII. A Summary of the Code of Nature...................................158Appendix. The True Meaning Of the System of Nature........................167Notes......................................................................................................193

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