By Claude Adrien Helvétius, David Smith, Peter Allan, Alan Dainard, Marie-Thérèse Inguenaud, Jean Orsoni, Jonas Steffen
This 5th and ultimate quantity completes the serious version of the letters of French thinker Claude Adrien Helv?tius (1715-1771), writer of the arguable De l'Esprit (1758), and of his spouse, n?e Anne Catherine de Ligniville (1722-1800), who ran her personal salon in Auteuil after her husband's demise. the basic part during this final quantity is the exact index - an quintessential device for researchers who desire to make complete use of the correspondence. the amount additionally contains 4 new letters chanced on because the visual appeal of the 1st 4 volumes, errata, additions and variations to the serious gear, the textual content of letters excluded from the variation right, genealogies of the households of Helv?tius and his spouse, and a chronological checklist of all letters pointed out within the edition.The prior volumes of this variation have loved overseas acclaim. "All scholars of the French Enlightenment may be deeply indebted to D.W. Smith and his group for this beautifully conceived and arranged collaborative success. whilst whole the Toronto Helv?tius will rank one of the actually awesome examples of twentieth-century editorial and bibliographical scholarship." (David Williams, French stories)
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3, “Ragoût, sottise, extravagance”. Lire “Parmi les sens figurés de ce terme italien, on relève ceux de salmigondis, fourre-tout; ouvrage mal fait, bâclé; sottise, niaiserie”. Lettre 353, n. 1.
4, “pourroit”. Lire “pourrait”. Lettre 109, n. 3, l. 1, “C’est-à-dire, je ne me le rappelle pas”. Lire “C’est-àdire ‘je ne me le rappelle pas’”. Lettre 111, n. 4, “Grosse d’un garçon boucher”. Lire “Engrossée par un garçon boucher”. -dern. ligne, “[Voltaire]”. Lire “[Devaux]”. Lettre 129, l. 7, “bonbons”. Lire “bouillons”. Lettre 130, n. 1, “1739”. Lire “1692”. ———, n. 4. Lire “Il s’agit peut-être de Marie-Françoise-Catherine de Beauvau-Craon, comtesse de Boufflers (1711-1786), mais plus probablement de sa sœur, Anne-Marguerite-Gabrielle (1707-vers 1790), veuve du prince de Lixin, qui s’était remariée avec le marquis de Mirepoix.
Contre”. Lire “pour”. Suppression des mots “de l’abbé Morellet”. Lettre 425, n. 26. Cette note a été complètement réécrite. Voir Additions. , dern. phrase, “un des meilleurs hommes qui ait jamais existé”. Lire “un des meilleurs hommes qui aient jamais existé”. 3, “de l’Histoire d’Écosse”. Lire “celle de l’Histoire d’Écosse”. Lettre 443, n. expl. , l. 5-6, “(p. 45-49)”. Lire “(p. 48-49)”. ———, p. 263, col. 1, l. 6-11, “dans une note beaucoup plus hostile, probablement due à l’abbé Joannet, De l’Esprit avait éte qualifié d’athée”.