The Encyclopédie of Diderot and DAlembert: Selected Articles by DiderotThe Encyclopédie of Diderot and DAlembert: Selected Articles by Diderot

The Encyclopédie of Diderot and DAlembert: Selected Articles

byDiderotEditorJ. Lough

Paperback | June 18, 2009

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The publication of the Encyclopedie in the middle of the eighteenth century is generally recognised as a decisive factor in the conflict ideas which led to the French Revolution of 1789. Yet, despite its importance in the history of eighteenth-century French thought, no outstanding work of the period is less read today, simple because of its bulk and inaccessibility. Those parts reproduced in this edition cover religion, philosophy, science and political and social ideas and include articles which reflect the humanitarian outlook of the contributors and their attitude to the abuses of the ancien regime. The selection is of value not only to students of French literature and thought, but also to all those interested in the history and political ideas of France on the eve of the Revolution; in these pages Diderot, D'Alembert and D'Holbach are allowed to speak for themselves, instead of having their ideas summarised (and sometimes misinterpreted) by others.
Denis Diderot was a French philosopher and critic during the Age of Enlightenment. Born in 1713 in Langres, France, Diderot was educated at the University of Paris. From 1745 to 1772 he served as editor of L'Encyclopedie, which he fashioned as a journal of radical revolutionary opinion. He was a leader in the movement to challenge both...
Title:The Encyclopédie of Diderot and DAlembert: Selected ArticlesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:244 pages, 7.99 × 5 × 0.55 inPublished:June 18, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521113466

ISBN - 13:9780521113465

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Table of Contents

Introduction; Bibliographical note; L'Encyclopedie: Selected Articles; Index of Articles.