Meaning of Gassendist in English:

Gassendist

Pronunciation /ɡaˈsɛndɪst/

noun

  • A follower of Gassendi or his ideas.

    Gassendi was influenced by the atomism of Epicurus and was critical of both Aristotelian and Cartesian philosophy.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in Some Advices. From the name of Pierre Gassendi, French astronomer and philosopher + -ist, probably after French Gassendiste.