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  • La Harpe called it an infamous book, "un amas de betises qu'on ose appeler philosophie, inconcevables inepties, un immense echafaudage de mensonge et d'invective"; M. Villemain is much more calm and fair;

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  • Mixed in with obligatory snapshots of the Eiffel Tower and the Moulin Rouge, for instance, is a photo of the "echafaudage."

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  • Delisle de Sales found it a monstrosity ” a fratras; La Harpe called it an infamous book, “un amas de betises qu'on ose appeler philosophie, inconcevables inepties, un immense echafaudage de mensonge et d'invective”; M. Villemain is much more calm and fair; Lord Brougham, like Damiron, Buzonniere, and many others, found it seductive but full of false reasoning; Lerminier was so severe that St. - Beuve was moved to defend Holbach against him.

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