Seine Schrift “Der Mensch eine Maschine” (“L’Homme Machine”) von ist ein Klassiker der Ideengeschichte. La Mettrie entwickelt in diesem Essay einen. Julien Offray de La Mettrie: Der Mensch eine Maschine Erstdruck: Leiden , vordatiert auf Der Text folgt der deutschen √úbersetzung durch Adolf Ritter. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Julien Offray de La Mettrie () war ein franz√∂sischer Arzt und Philosoph. Bekanntheit erlangte er vor allem durch.

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He further expressed his radical beliefs by asserting himself as a determinist, dismissing the use of judges. History and Systems of Psychology 6 ed.

He compared the differences between man and animal to those of high quality pendulum clocks and watches stating: So strong was the feeling against him that in he was compelled to leave menech Berlinwhere, thanks in part to the offices of Maupertuisthe Prussian king Frederick the Great not only allowed him to practice as a physician, but appointed him court reader.

The French ambassador to Prussia, Tirconnel, grateful to La Mettrie for curing him of an illness, held a feast in his honour. Retrieved from ” https: Erich Koschny, Philosophische Bibliothek, Bd. Theo van Doesburg, Knieender Akt, A Study in the Origins of an Idea.


L’homme Machine a Study in the Origins of an Idea. No categories specified categorize this paper. He rather chose to argue that the organization of humans was done to provide the best use of complex matter as possible. He used apes as an example, maschie that if they were trained they would be “perfect [men]”.

La Mettrie arrived at this belief after finding that his bodily and mental illnesses were associated with each other.

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Machine Man and Other Writings. Der Mensch eine Maschine. Julien Offray de La Mettrie.

meftrie By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This theory can be considered to build off the work of Descartes and his approach to the human body working as a machine.

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He noted that animals rarely tortured each other and argued that some animals were capable of some level of morality. He did not believe in the existence of God.

Der Mensch Als Maschine

There he developed his doctrines still more boldly and completely in L’Homme machinea hastily written treatise based upon consistently materialistic and quasi-atheistic principles. He is best known for his work L’homme machine Machine Man.


Man a Machine ; and, Man a Plant. Julien Offray de La Mettrie ed. He believed that humans and animals were only different in regards to the complexity that matter was mwschine.

Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt. Julien Offray de La Mettrie – Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will eie order arrive? The ethical implications of these principles would later be worked out in his Discours sur le bonheur ; La Mettrie considered it his magnum opus.

The Voltaire Foundation La Mettrie’s extreme beliefs, were rejected strongly, but his work did help influence psychologyspecifically behaviorism. InLa Mettrie entered the College d’Harcourt to study philosophy and natural science, probably graduating around Although he helped further Descartes’ view of mechanization in explaining human bodily behavior, he argued against Descartes’ dualistic view on the mind.

An Intellectual History of Psychology 3 ed. This experience maschinne instill in him a deep aversion to violence which is evident in his philosophical writings. Julien Offray de La Mettrie French: La Mettrie’s hedonistic and materialistic principles caused outrage even in the menssch tolerant Netherlands.