18th century French philosopher
Étienne Bonnot de Condillac

Étienne Bonnot de Condillac (30 September 1714 – 3 August 1780) was a French philosopher and epistemologist, who studied in such areas as psychology and the philosophy of the mind.


30 Sep 1715, in Grenoble, France


3 Aug 1780, in Beaugency, France


Etienne Bonnot de Condillac
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Web Pages

Étienne Bonnot, Abbé de Condillac - Online Library of Liberty
Includes short biography and links to two of Condillac's works
"Étienne Bonnot, Abbé de Condillac (1714-1780) was a French priest, philosopher, and economist and a member of the French Academy. He was an advocate of the ideas of John Locke and a friend of the encyclopedist Denis Diderot. His work on Commerce and Government appeared in the same year as Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations."

Books Authored

Essay on the Origin of Human Knowledge, 1746
Electronic text, in French, available at Wikisource
Related Topic: Epistemology

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