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Cluster index: Caroline Warman

The Curious Materialist.

Caroline Warman: ‘In sum, the “Éléments de physiologie” is overtly atheist and materialist. Materialism refers to the view that the universe and everything in it is made entirely from matter in different shapes and forms; in this eighteenth-century context, it is also automatically understood to be an atheist position, and therefore dangerous, both for the person who holds it and might be imprisoned because of it…’