1988 CX3. Discovered 1988 Feb. 13 by E. W. Elst at La Silla.

Named in memory of the famous German philosopher Paul Heinrich Dietrich von Holbach (1723-1780), with Diderot, d'Alembert, Grimm, de Jaucourt andHelvetius {see, respectively, planets (5351), (5956), (6912), (6977), and (6972)} one of the Encyclopedists. He spent almost his entire life in Paris, where his residence became the assembly of the greatest free-thinkers of his time. One of his numerous works, Systeme de la Nature (1770), often called "The bible of materialism", became well known and had a great impact on the philosophy that there is nothing but material and motion. According to Holbach, the greatest enemy of natural morality is religion, a product of fantasy. (M 27463)

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