Rameau's Nephew And D'alembert's Dream

Paperback | October 28, 1976

byDenis DiderotTranslated byLeonard TancockIntroduction byLeonard Tancock

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One of the key figures of the French Enlightenment, Denis Diderot was a passionate critic of conventional morality, society and religion. Among his greatest and most well-known works, these two dialogues are dazzling examples of his radical scientific and philosophical beliefs. In Rameau’s Nephew, the eccentric and foolish nephew of the great composer Jean-Philippe Rameau meets Diderot by chance, and the two embark on a hilarious consideration of society, music, literature, politics, morality and philosophy. Its companion-piece, D’Alembert’s Dream, outlines a material, atheistic view of the universe, expressed through the fevered dreams of Diderot’s friend D’Alembert. Unpublished during his lifetime, both of these powerfully controversial works show Diderot to be one of the most advanced thinkers of his age, and serve as fascinating testament to the philosopher’s wayward genius.

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One of the key figures of the French Enlightenment, Denis Diderot was a passionate critic of conventional morality, society and religion. Among his greatest and most well-known works, these two dialogues are dazzling examples of his radical scientific and philosophical beliefs. In Rameau’s Nephew, the eccentric and foolish nephew of th...

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One of the key figures of the French Enlightenment, Denis Diderot was a passionate critic of conventional morality, society and religion. Among his greatest and most well-known works, these two dialogues are dazzling examples of his radical scientific and philosophical beliefs. In Rameau’s Nephew, the eccentric and foolish nephew of th...

Denis Diderot was born at Langres in eastern France in 1713, the son of a master cutler. He was originally destined for the Church but rebelled and persuaded his father to allow him to complete his education in Paris, where he graduated in 1732. For ten years Diderot was nominally a law student, but actually led a precarious bohemian...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 7.8 × 5 × 0.53 inPublished:October 28, 1976Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from funny funny This is a hil;ario0us book I read in College and bought to read again. one of the classics and highly recommended.
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