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Bernier, François (1620–88)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-DA007-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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Bernier was a minor figure who influenced the history of philosophy out of all proportion to his own strictly philosophical abilities. He was effective as a propagandist in the debates over the analysis of matter, and especially as a popularizer of the views of Pierre Gassendi, whose nominalism he sought to apply with greater consistency.

Citing this article:
Lennon, Thomas M.. Bernier, François (1620–88), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-DA007-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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