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François de La Mothe le Vayer

(1588—1672)


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(1588–1672)

French sceptic and tutor of Louis XIV. His principal work is Dialogues faits à l'imitation des anciens (1630–1) published under the pseudonym Orasius Tubero; they show the influence of Montaigne, advocating a civilized scepticism.

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