Preliminary Discourse to the Encyclopedia of Diderot

Paperback | August 15, 1995

byD'alembert, Jean Le RondTranslated byRichard N. Schwab

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Preliminary Discourse to the Encyclopedia of Diderot expresses the hopes, dogmas, assumptions, and prejudices that have come to characterize the French Enlightenment. In this preface to the Encyclopedia, d'Alembert traces the history of intellectual progress from the Renaissance to 1751. Including a revision of Diderot's Prospectus and a list of contributors to the Encyclopedia, this edition, elegantly translated and introduced by Professor Richard Schwab, is one of the great works of the Enlightenment and an outstanding introduction to the philosophes.

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With notable economy and vigor, Preliminary Discourse to the Encyclopedia of Diderot expresses the hopes, dogmas, assumptions, and prejudices that characterized the French Enlightenment. In this preface to the Encyclopedia, d'Alembert traces the history of intellectual progress from the Renaissance to 1751. Including a revision of Dide...

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Preliminary Discourse to the Encyclopedia of Diderot expresses the hopes, dogmas, assumptions, and prejudices that have come to characterize the French Enlightenment. In this preface to the Encyclopedia, d'Alembert traces the history of intellectual progress from the Renaissance to 1751. Including a revision of Diderot's Prospectus and...

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With notable economy and vigor, Preliminary Discourse to the Encyclopedia of Diderot expresses the hopes, dogmas, assumptions, and prejudices that characterized the French Enlightenment. In this preface to the Encyclopedia, d'Alembert traces the history of intellectual progress from the Renaissance to 1751. Including a revision of Dide...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.6 inPublished:August 15, 1995Publisher:University Of Chicago Press

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ISBN - 10:0226134768

ISBN - 13:9780226134765

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Table of Contents

Frontispiece and caption
Translator's Introduction
Note on the Translation
Preliminary Discourse to the Encyclopedia of Diderot
Part I
Part II
Part III
Detailed Explanation of the System of Human Knowledge
Observations on Bacon's Division of the Sciences
Index

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With notable economy and vigor, Preliminary Discourse to the Encyclopedia of Diderot expresses the hopes, dogmas, assumptions, and prejudices that characterized the French Enlightenment. In this preface to the Encyclopedia, d'Alembert traces the history of intellectual progress from the Renaissance to 1751. Including a revision of Diderot's Prospectus and a list of contributors to the Encyclopedia, this edition, elegantly translated and introduced by Professor Richard Schwab, is one of the great works of the Enlightenment and an outstanding introduction to the philosophes.