Condillac Etienne Bonnot (Condillac Etienne Bonno de)( The French philosopher and psychologist, a popularizer of the ideas of Locke in France.)
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Born in Grenoble (France) September 30, 1715. His elder brother, the Abbe Mably, was a famous political thinker. Condillac was ordained a priest in 1740 and took the name of the Abbe de Mureaux. He was elected a member of the Berlin Academy and the French Academy (1768). The philosophy of Condillac called sensationalism. According to this theory, feelings are the only source of knowledge, to reduce the sensations and thoughts and memories. Condillac was a disciple of Locke, one of the authors of the French Encyclopedia and friend Jean Jacques Rousseau. In the Treatise on sensations (Trait des sensations, v. 1-2, 1754), he illustrated his teaching with the help of the famous analogy - the statue, which has, as the formed new abilities, gradually emerging consciousness. Condillac - one of the founders of the association psychology. He belongs to the concept of logic as a general grammar of signs (including mathematics). Among other works Condillac - Experience in studying the origin of human knowledge (Essai sur l'origine des connaissances humaines, . 1746), Treatise on Systems (Trait des systmes, . 1749); Trade and the State, . considered in their relationship, . or about benefits of free trade (Le Commerce et le gouvernement considrs relativement l'un l'autre, . 1776); Logic (La Logique, . 1780); Language calculi (La langue des calculs, . 1798),
. Died Condillac in the town fluxions near BEAUGENCY 2 or 3 August 1780.