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The Resource New essays on Diderot, edited by James Fowler

New essays on Diderot, edited by James Fowler

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New essays on Diderot
Title
New essays on Diderot
Statement of responsibility
edited by James Fowler
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The great eighteenth-century French thinker Denis Diderot (1713-1784) once compared himself to a weathervane, by which he meant that his mind was in constant motion. In an extraordinarily diverse career he produced novels, plays, art criticism, works of philosophy and poetics, and also reflected on music and opera. Perhaps most famously, he ensured the publication of the Encyclopédie, which has often been credited with hastening the onset of the French Revolution. Known as one of the three greatest philosophes of the Enlightenment, Diderot rejected the Christian ideas in which he had been raised. Instead, he became an atheist and a determinist. His radical questioning of received ideas and established religion led to a brief imprisonment, and for that reason, no doubt, some of his subsequent works were written for posterity. This collection of essays celebrates the life and work of this extraordinary figure as we approach the tercentenary of his birth"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
848/.509
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ1979
LC item number
.N49 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Fowler, J. E.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Diderot, Denis
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / General
Label
New essays on Diderot, edited by James Fowler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
671541676
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9780521769563
Lccn
2010044823
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40019416595
System control number
(OCoLC)671541676
Label
New essays on Diderot, edited by James Fowler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
671541676
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9780521769563
Lccn
2010044823
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40019416595
System control number
(OCoLC)671541676

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