Helvétius

biographical name Hel·vé·tius \ hel-ˈvā-sh(ē-)əs , -ˈvē- ; ˌ(h)el-ˌvās-ˈyüs , -ˈyᵫs \

Definition of Helvétius

Claude-Adrien 1715–1771 French philosopher

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