Who is Jean-Baptiste Robinet?

Who is Jean-Baptiste Robinet?

June 25, 2021 Off By Felso

Jean-Baptiste Robinet or Jean-Baptiste-René Robinet was a French naturalist and philosopher who lived from June 23, 1735 to March 24, 1820, known for his materialistic views. He is best known for his five-volume “De la nature” (1761-8).

Robinet has also appeared in follow-up publications of the Encyclopédie, assumed the editorial role of Diderot, and contributed to the translation of many works into French.

Short Biography of Robinet

Robinet was born on June 23, 1735 in Rennes, France, and died in the same place on March 24, 1820.

He was trained by the Jesuits early in his life and went to St. He adopted the teachings of Ignatius, but soon regretted losing his independence and entered the literary world.

He went to the Netherlands to publish his book “De la nature”, which gained notoriety over time for its strange views. After returning to Paris in 1778, he was appointed private secretary to Antoine-Jean Amelot de Chaillou.

He lost all his work during the French Revolution and retired to rest in his home, where he lived in relative seclusion and occupied only with family duties.

He was an encyclopedia worker, but also committed to the principles of the church. Finally he returned to the church.

Robinet’s Works

Robinet started her career as a writer and worked in bookstores, first in the Netherlands and then in Bouillon. He worked on a number of periodicals, dictionaries, and other collaborative works, as well as translating the works of many English authors, including Hume (Essais de morale [1760]), Frances Sheridan, John Langhorne, and Sir Charles Morell.

He also wrote French and English grammars, a book called “Analyze raisonnée de Bayle” (London, 1755-1770), and several other works on economics and politics.

Robinet’s most important work in terms of the history of science is his four-volume treatise “De la nature” (1761-1766). This was followed in 1768, “Considérations philosophiques de la gradation naturelle des formes de l’êtitre”.

Robinet’s main purpose in these works was to show that there is an equal amount of good and bad in all states and beings of the universe.

Prepared by: Sociologist Ömer Yıldırım