Julien de La Mettrie Ofra( French materialist philosopher, physician)
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Biography Julien de La Mettrie Ofra
(1709 - 1751) - French materialist philosopher, physician, develops the idea of the need for empirical studies of mental life. He offered a materialist solution of mind-body problem, according to which mental functions are interpreted as due to the peculiarities of the brain and body of the individual organization. Based on data on the stages of human embryo, about the regeneration of the animals on the extinct species of animals proposed to consider the psyche in its evolutionary development, leading to the emergence of consciousness in humans. Interpreted the needs of a living organism to a driving force of conduct, in accordance with what has come to the conclusion that the more intensive needs, the more advanced mental ability.