Cabanis, Pierre Jean Georges( The French philosopher, educator, physician)
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Cabanis, Pierre Jean Georges (1757 - 1808) - French philosopher, educator, physician. Belonged to the school of French materialism, who had joined the physics of Descartes, in contrast to his metaphysics. Cabanis believed that consciousness depends mainly on the physiological functions of the individual from the activities of its internal organs. Felt like an organic brain 'selects' idea, just as the liver produces bile. Cabanis was a theoretical precursor of vulgar materialism. I believe that the natural sciences are the foundation of the theory of society, knowledge of the structure and activity of the human body - a key to understanding social phenomena and their changes. By the end of life Cabanis was vitalists, recognized the independent existence of the soul. The main work - 'The relationship between the physical and moral nature of man' (1802).