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Bonnet, Charles
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(Mar 13, 1720, Geneva – Jun 20, 1793, Genthod), naturalist and philosopher. Bonnet studied jurisprudence from 1739 to 1743; yet his interests were in the natural sciences (1740, empirical demonstration of parthenogenesis in aphids). After completing his studies, he was especially interested in investigations in entomology and plant physiology. After 1762 (with worsening eyesight), he returned to philosophical questions and published several works, including La Contemplation de la nature (1764) and La Palingénésie philosophique (1769). With heavy depend…

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Weigelt, Horst, “Bonnet, Charles”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 April 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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