• (noun): French philosopher who was a leading figure of the Enlightenment in France; principal editor of an encyclopedia that disseminated the scientific and philosophical knowledge of the time (1713-1784).
    Synonyms: Denis Diderot

Some articles on diderot:

Friedrich Melchior, Baron Von Grimm - Connections
... although Grimm's betrayals of his closest friend, Diderot, finally led Diderot to bitter denunciations of him too in his "Lettre apologétique de l'abbé Raynal à M ... In 1783 and the following years he lost his two most intimate friends, Mme d'Épinay and Diderot ...
Denis Diderot
... Denis Diderot ( October 5, 1713 – July 31, 1784) was a French philosopher, art critic, and writer ... Diderot also contributed to literature, notably with Jacques le fataliste et son maître (Jacques the Fatalist and his Master), which emulated Laurence Sterne ... Diderot is also known as the author of the dialogue, Le Neveu de Rameau (Rameau's Nephew), upon which many articles and sermons about consumer desire have been based ...
Louis-Jacques Goussier - Diderot's Encyclopedia
... Louis-Jacques Goussier is famous for his work on Diderot's encyclopedia ... Some call Goussier the third encyclopedist, after Diderot and d'Alembert ...
Jacques-André Naigeon - Biography
... Naigeon became a friend and associate of Denis Diderot, whom he helped to work on the Encyclopédie ... the works of Seneca begun by Nicolas La Grange, publishing it along with Diderot's Essai sur les régnes de Claude et de Néron (Paris, 1778) ... Naigeon became the editor, compiler, and commentator of Diderot's works after the latter made him his literary executor ...
Rameau's Nephew - History
... In Rameau's Nephew, Diderot attacked and ridiculed the critics of the Enlightenment, but he knew from past experience that some of his enemies were sufficiently ... Diderot had done a spell in prison in 1749 after publishing his Lettre sur les aveugles (Letter about the Blind) and his Encyclopédie had been banned in 1759 ... After the death of Diderot, the manuscript or a copy of it probably made its way to Russia ...

Famous quotes containing the word diderot:

    Only a very bad theologian would confuse the certainty that follows revelation with the truths that are revealed. They are entirely different things.
    —Denis Diderot (1713–1784)

    The pit of a theatre is the one place where the tears of virtuous and wicked men alike are mingled.
    —Denis Diderot (1713–1784)

    Bad company is as instructive as licentiousness. One makes up for the loss of one’s innocence with the loss of one’s prejudices.
    —Denis Diderot (1713–1784)