<history of philosophy, biography> French philosopher (1625-1695). Nicole was a long-time associate of Antoine Arnauld, with whom he co-wrote La logique ou l'art de penser, also known as The Port-Royal Logic (1662). In the Essais de Morale (Moral Essays) (1678) Nicole offered an enlightened defence of egoism. Recommended Reading: Edward Donald James, Pierre Nicole, Jansenist and Humanist A study of his Thought (Martinus Nijhoff, 1981).
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