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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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5,549 words
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Oxford University Press

...frank unbelief made their way quietly in higher intellectual circles. The most eminent eighteenth-century instance was the highly influential—and much controverted—philosopher David *Hume , but such views survived the French Revolution to surface in the scepticism or outright atheism of philosophers like Jeremy *Bentham and James *Mill , or of poets like Lord *Byron and Percy *Shelley . Anti-clerical views also made considerable headway in an awakening popular opinion, drawing on old resentments of clerical presumption and on a new awareness of abuses...

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A Dictionary of Atheism

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2016
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Religion, Philosophy
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7 words

...neo-atheistic Of or pertaining to New Atheism...

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Letter of negation in several languages, as in, e.g., atheism, adharma.
Percy Bysshe Shelley

Percy Bysshe Shelley  

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(1792–1822)The English poet is also an important figure in the history of British radicalism and atheism. Eton succeded in instilling in him a strong hatred of tyranny and authority, while his The ...
William Hammon

William Hammon  

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(probably a pseudonym: fl. 1782)William Hammon was one of the two putative writers of the first English work of open, avowed atheism, An Answer to Dr. Priestley's Letters to ...
Léger-Marie Deschamps, dom

Léger-Marie Deschamps, dom  

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(1716–74).Benedictine monk, author of an audacious Utopian system. He criticized contemporary philosophes such as Holbach, but in the name of his own brand of atheism, based on an elaborate ...
Diagoras

Diagoras  

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Of Melos, lyric poet active in Athens in the last decades of the 5th cent. bc (Hermippus fr. 43 K–A; Aristophanes Aves 1071ff., Nubes 828ff.). Renowned for his ‘atheism’ (Cicero ...
Julien Offray de La Mettrie

Julien Offray de La Mettrie  

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(1709–51).French physician and materialist philosopher, reviled in his own time for his professed atheism, determinism, and hedonism, but an important figure in the history of materialism. He ...
Nicolas Boindin

Nicolas Boindin  

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(1676–1751).French scholar and man of letters, elected in 1706 to the Académie des Inscriptions. A sceptical philosophe, he frequented cafe society, supported the modernes [see Querelle], and ...
Sylvain Maréchal

Sylvain Maréchal  

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(1750–1803).French dramatist and publicist whose early works—for which he suffered—hinted heavily at the atheism he would later preach openly. An early Jacobin, he was ardent in the popular cause ...

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