Who is Denis 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).
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Denis Diderot

Denis Diderot ( ; October 5, 1713 – July 31, 1784) was a French philosopher, art critic, and writer. He was a prominent person during the Enlightenment and is best known for serving as co-founder and chief editor of and contributor to the Encyclopédie along with Jean le Rond d'Alembert.

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List Of Schools In France - Lycées
... Sèvres Lycée de Val de Murigny, Reims Lycée Delamare Deboutteville, Forges-les-Eaux Lycée Denis Diderot, Carvin Lycée Denis Diderot, Marseille Lycée Déodat de Severac, Céret Lycée Déodat de Séverac ... Le Perreux-sur-Marne Lycée Paul Duez, Cambrai Lycée Paul Éluard, Saint-Denis Lycée Paul Guérin, Niort Lycée Paul Hazard, Armentières Lycée Paul H ...
List Of Liberal Theorists - From Locke To Mill - Denis Diderot
... Denis Diderot (France, 1713–1784) Some literature Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers (together with others), 1751–1772 (Encyclopaedia ...
Denis Diderot - Bibliography
... French translation and annotation by Diderot (1745) Pensées philosophiques, essay (1746) La promenade du sceptique (1747) Les bijoux indiscrets, novel (1748) Lettre sur les aveugles à l'usage de ceux qui. 1768) Entretien entre D'Alembert et Diderot (1769) Le rêve de D'Alembert, dialogue (1769) Suite de l'entretien entre D'Alembert et Diderot (1769) Paradoxe sur le comédien ...
18th Century In Literature - By Year
... In 1712 French philosophical writer Jean Jacques Rousseau born 28 June and his countryman Denis Diderot was born the following year 1713 on 5 October ... to be produced in English and was the main model for Diderot's Encyclopédie (published in France between 1751 and 1766) ... Denis Diderot began the Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers ...

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    To attempt the destruction of our passions is the height of folly. What a noble aim is that of the zealot who tortures himself like a madman in order to desire nothing, love nothing, feel nothing, and who, if he succeeded, would end up a complete monster!
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