Various Thoughts on the Occasion of a Comet (1682), nominally dedicated towards taking down erroneous and popular opinions about comets, was a controversial bestseller, and a foundational work for the French Enlightenment. In it, Bayle launches a battery of arguments for the possibility of a virtuous atheist.

Aestheticism. The belief that our main efforts in life should be focused on creating and enjoying beauty, in all its forms.


philographics-aestheticism From Philographics by Genís Carreras