Monthly Archive: January 2013

Jan 15

January 15: Jean Meslier (1678)

Rue de Meslier

It was on this date, January 15, 1678, that the French priest who is remembered as a lifelong atheist, Jean Meslier, was born. Meslier has been described as the first person in the West to write an entire text in support of atheism – discovered, redacted (to make him a Deist) and promoted by Voltaire. …

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Jan 12

The Week in Freethought History (January 6-12)

JoanOfArc

Read about Joan of Arc the Witch, Christian prostitution, execution for insulting Christ, Dave Matthews, “Common Sense” about monarchy, William James on Jesus, James Mark Baldwin and more …

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Jan 12

January 12: James Mark Baldwin (1861)

It was on this date, January 12, 1861, that American philosopher and psychologist James Mark Baldwin was born. He studied theology for a time at the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University), but switched to philosophy and taught French and German at Princeton Theological Seminary. Baldwin made important contributions to early psychology, psychiatry, and …

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