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[pyer] /pyɛr/ (Show IPA), 1647–1706, French philosopher and critic.
Historical Examples

Bayle exhausts himself in recounting all the infamies imputed by fable to the gods of antiquity.
Voltaire’s Philosophical Dictionary Voltaire

He had studied the philosophical works of Spinoza and Bayle.
History of the Moravian Church J. E. Hutton

Bayle’s portrait does not resemble him, as one of his friends writes.
Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3) Isaac D’Israeli

Few philosophers were more deserving of the title than, Bayle.
Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3) Isaac D’Israeli

The faculties so eminent in Bayle were equally so in Warburton.
Calamities and Quarrels of Authors Isaac Disraeli

Bayle thinks there are none but the Cartesians can refute this atheism.
Life and Correspondence of David Hume, Volume I (of 2) John Hill Burton

With still keener insight did Bayle, twenty years later, perceive the political import of certain tenets of the Reformation.
The Anglo-French Entente in the Seventeenth Century Charles Bastide

Herlicius was an eminent physician; and Bayle says of him, vol.
Dealings With The Dead A Sexton of the Old School

Bayle, the historical sceptic, lectured and published his learned Dictionnaire at Rotterdam.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3 Various

But Bayle’s Commentary had a greater influence on French thought.
The Anglo-French Entente in the Seventeenth Century Charles Bastide

Pierre (pjɛr). 1647–1706, French philosopher and critic, noted for his Dictionnaire historique et critique (1697), which profoundly influenced Voltaire and the French Encyclopedists


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