Louis-Jean Lévesque de Pouilly

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Louis-Jean Lévesque de Pouilly (1691, Reims - 1750, Paris) was a French philosopher. A member of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, he founded the ESAD de Reims.

Lévesque de Pouilly studied philosophy and literature in Paris. He was a friend of Nicolas Fréret and Lord Bolingbroke, met Isaac Newton in England, and is likely to have hosted David Hume in Reims.[1]


  • Dissertation sur l'incertitude de l'histoire des premiers siècles de Rome, 1723
  • Théorie des sentiments agréables, 1736.


  1. ^ Perinetti, Dario (2006), "Pouilly, Louis-Jean Lévesque de", in Haakonssen, Knud, The Cambridge History of Eighteenth-Century Philosophy, 2, Cambridge University Press, p. 1209