Diderot and the Art of Thinking Freely

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  • Author : Andrew S. Curran
  • Publisher : Other Press, LLC
  • Pages : 528 pages
  • ISBN : 1635420393
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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 : 13 October 2020
GET THIS BOOK Diderot and the Art of Thinking Freely

Best Book of the Year – Kirkus Reviews 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

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
GET THIS BOOK Diderot and the Art of Thinking Freely

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 In the astonishing cache of unpublished writings left behind after his death, Diderot challenged

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  • Release : 15 December 2020
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  • Release : 03 June 2021
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  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release : 06 August 2021
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 28 November 2019
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