Various Thoughts on the Occasion of a Comet

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The appearance of this comet caused so many panicked inquiries to be made of Pierre Bayle, one of the Enlightenment's greatest thinkers, that he decided to formally respond to them, hence the present work, which first appeared in 1682. The book's principle task was to undermine the influence of "superstition" in political life, and it was here that Bayle made the notorious suggestion, unique in the history of political thought until then, that a decent society of atheists is possible in principle. There is no other English translation of this book in print -- the only other version was printed in 1708. This translation is based on a recently revised critical edition of the complete French text and includes a substantial interpretive essay that both elucidates the arguments of the work and indicates the importance of Bayle in the history of the modern Enlightenment.
 

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Introduction
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Note to the Reader 1682
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Publishers Note 1683
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Third Letter April 3 1681
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Fifth Letter May 25 1681 63
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Sixth Letter june 23 1681
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Appearcd in the edition of 1699
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70 Application of the Preceding Remarks to the Reason
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Seventh Letter July 9 1681
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137 Why Certain Ceremonies Are Regularly Observed
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l31 What the Effect Is of the Knowledge of a God among
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134 That Experience Combats the Reasoning Made to Prove
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138 An Example Proving That Opinions Are Not the Rule
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Drawn from the Devotion Several Scoundrels
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159 Confirmation of the Same Thing
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83 How Many Things the Same Comet Has Been Made
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92 In What Way Grace Corrects Nature
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Biblical Passages Cited
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Robert C. Bartlett is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Emory University. He is the author of The Shorter Socratic Writings of Xenophon: Apology of Socrates to the Jury, Oeconomicus, and Symposium.

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