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There is no less invention in aptly applying a thought found in a book, than in being the first author of the thought.

Pierre Bayle

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Bayle remained in Rotterdam until his death on 28 December 1706 and was buried there in the Waalse Kerk where Jurieu would be buried as well seven years later. 1740)
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"Pensées Diverses sur l'Occasion de la Comète" (1682) translated as "Various Thoughts on the Occasion of the Comet" (2000) by Robert C.

Pierre Bayle (French: [bɛl]; 18 November 1647 – 28 December 1706) was a French philosopher and writer best known for his seminal work the Historical and Critical Dictionary publiPierre Bayled beginning in 1695. As a forerunner of the Encyclopedists and an advocate of the principle of the toleration of divergent beliefs his works subsequently influenced the development of the Enlightenment. Bayle was a self-pronounced Protestant and as a fideist he advocated a separation between the spheres of faith and reason on the grounds of God being incomprehensible to man.

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