Julien Offray de La Mettrie (1709-1751), French doctor and author of L'Homme machine, was a major materialist and sensualist philosopher who believed that sensual pleasures such as eating, sex, and play were the sole reason for life. He died of overeating at a feast given in his honor by a grateful patient he had cured.
His philosophical adversaries suggested that by doing so, he had contradicted his theoretical doctrine with the effect of his practical actions.
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