What is Diderot?

  • (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:

Louis-Jacques Goussier - Diderot's Encyclopedia
... Louis-Jacques Goussier is famous for his work on Diderot's encyclopedia ... call Goussier the third encyclopedist, after Diderot and d'Alembert ...
Jacques-André Naigeon - Biography
... hand at painting and sculpture, Naigeon became a friend and associate of Denis Diderot, whom he helped to work on the Encyclopédie ... Nicolas La Grange, publishing it along with Diderot's Essai sur les régnes de Claude et de Néron (Paris, 1778) ... philosophical letters Naigeon became the editor, compiler, and commentator of Diderot's works after the latter made him his literary executor ...
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 in challenging conventions regarding ... 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 ...
Friedrich Melchior, Baron Von Grimm - Connections
... of Grimm's character, although Grimm's betrayals of his closest friend, Diderot, finally led Diderot to bitter denunciations of him too in his "Lettre apologétique de l'abb ... his two most intimate friends, Mme d'Épinay and Diderot ...
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 ... 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:

    Gaiety—a quality of ordinary men. Genius always presupposes some disorder in the machine.
    —Denis Diderot (1713–1784)

    All abstract sciences are nothing but the study of relations between signs.
    —Denis Diderot (1713–1784)

    The first promise exchanged by two beings of flesh was at the foot of a rock that was crumbling into dust; they took as witness for their constancy a sky that is not the same for a single instant; everything changed in them and around them, and they believed their hearts free of vicissitudes. O children! always children!
    —Denis Diderot (1713–1784)