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.

Works[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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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