François-André-Adrien Pluquet

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François-André-Adrien Pluquet (c.1716-1790) was a French theologian and philosopher. Best known for his Dictionary of Heresies (1762), he also wrote treatises on determinism, sociability and luxury.

Life[edit]

Pluquet was born in Bayeux. He studied in Caen and Paris, becoming a licencié of the Sorbonne in 1750. He worked as tutor to the abbé de Choiseul, younger brother of the Duc de Choiseul, who provided him with a pension allowing him to pursue independent study.[1]

Works[edit]

  • Examen du fatalisme (Examination of determinism), 1757
  • Dictionnaire des hérésies, des erreurs et des schismes (Dictionary of heresies, errors and schisms), 1762
  • De la sociabilité (On sociability), 1767
  • (tr. from Latin) Les livres classiques de l'Empire de la Chine (The classical books of the Chinese Empire) by François Noël. 7 vols, 1784-86.
  • Traité philosophique et politique sur le luxe (Philosophical and political treatise on luxury), 2 vols, 1786

References[edit]

  1. ^ Patrick Coleman (2002). "The Enlightened Orthodoxy of the Abbé Pluquet". In John Christian Laursen. Histories of Heresy in the 17th and 18th Centuries: For, Against, and Beyond Persecution and Toleration. Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 224–5. ISBN 978-0-312-29404-5. Retrieved 25 November 2012.