Julien Offray de La Mettrie

(1709 - 1751)

A major materialist philosopher of the Enlightenment and a resolute hedonist, Julien Offray La Mettrie fled France for the Netherlands—where he published Man a Machine—and Prussia. He died in Potsdam shortly after eating an enormous quantity of pheasant pâté with truffles.

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1748 | Leiden

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