Louis Bourguet

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Louis Bourguet (23 April 1678, Nîmes – 31 December 1742, Neuchâtel) was a polymath and correspondent of Leibniz who wrote on archaeology, geology, philosophy, Biblical scholarship and mathematics.[1]

Bourguet entered the College of Zurich in 1688. He became Professor of Philosophy and Mathematics at Neuchâtel in 1731. He tried to integrate Leibnizian philosophy with issues in natural philosophy.


  • Lettres philosophiques sur la formation des sels et des crystaux, Amsterdam, 1729
  • Traité des petrifications, 1742


  1. ^ Sloan, Phillip R. (2006), "Bourguet, Louis", in Haakonssen, Knud, The Cambridge History of Eighteenth-Century Philosophy, 2, Cambridge University Press, p. 1153 

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