c a helvétius


[hel-vee-shuhs; French el-vey-syys]
Claude Adrien [klawd ey-dree-uhn; French klohd a-dree-ahn] , 1715–71, French philosopher.
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Helvétius (hɛlˈviːʃɪəs, French ɛlvesjys)
Claude Adrien (klod adriɛ̃). 1715--71, French philosopher. In his chief work De l'Esprit (1758), he asserted that the mainspring of human action is self-interest and that differences in human intellects are due only to differences in education

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