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pierre-simon ballanche

religious and social philosopher who influenced the Romantic writers and played an important part in the development of French thought in the early decades of the 19th century. The Romantics were attracted by his rejection of 18th-century rationalism and by the poetic and oracular style in which he expressed his religious and social theories

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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