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Materialism had its modern representatives in extreme Cartesians. Leibniz conceived it to be his task to reconcile the two sides. See Reponse aux Reflections de Bavle, Philosophische Schriften, Ed. Gerhardt, Vol IV, pp 554', 559-60. Lettre sur les Aveugles (1749), Oeuvres Philosophiques, Ed. Verniere, Garnier, Paris, 1964, p 114. Critique of Pure Reason, p 224, Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics, Appendix. For Wolffs use of the word as part ofa systematic classification, see Eucken, op. , p 132n.

A Critical Exposition of the Philosophy of Leibniz, London, Unwin, 1900, pp xi-xii. 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 9 6 61 62 PHILOSOPHY AND THE HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY 37 One exception is the work of Catholic philosophers in France, who in an attempt to create a modern Christian philosophy have tried to overturn the periodisation which separates the middle from the modern age. g. Gilson's Etudes sur le Röle de la Pensee Medievale dans la Formation du Systeme Cartesien, Paris, Vrin, 1930. 'Lenin and Philosophy' in Lenin and Philosophy and other Essays, trans.

Brucker states that Descartes was the founder of a sect, although he himself was an eclectic (1767 edition, Vol I , pp 39¬ 45). Buffon, Oeuvres Philosophiques, ed. Pineteau, p 26. See Gay, The Enlightenment, Vol I I , P 154. See, for example, d'Alembert's Discours Preliminaire to theEncyclopedie(l97l) Part One. See also Diderot's Penseessur l'Interpretation de la Nature. Oeuvres, (ed. Pineteau) p 15; Gay, Vol I I , p 153. , Paris, 1739) II 221, quoted in Vartanian, op. cit. p 195. See Gerando, op.

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