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Helvétius(hɛlˈviːʃɪəs; French ɛlvesjys)
(Biography) Claude Adrien (klod adriɛ̃). 1715–71, French philosopher. In his chief work De l'Esprit (1758), he asserted that the mainspring of human action is self-interest and that differences in human intellects are due only to differences in education
Claude Adrien, 1715–71, French philosopher.