Diderot and the Art of Thinking Freely

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  • Author : Andrew S. Curran
  • Publisher : Other Press, LLC
  • Pages : 528 pages
  • ISBN : 1590516729
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Diderot and the Art of Thinking Freely

Diderot and the Art of Thinking Freely
  • Author : Andrew S. Curran
  • Publisher : Other Press, LLC
  • Release : 15 January 2019
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A spirited biography of the prophetic and sympathetic philosopher who helped build the foundations of the modern world. Denis Diderot is often associated with the decades-long battle to bring the world's first comprehensive Encyclopédie into existence. But his most daring writing took place in the shadows. Thrown into prison for his atheism in 1749, Diderot decided to reserve his best books for posterity--for us, in fact. In the astonishing cache of unpublished writings left behind after his death, Diderot challenged

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  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release : 15 December 2020
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  • Release : 03 June 2021
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