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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Denis Diderot - Bibliography
... mérite et la vertu, written by Shaftesbury French translation and annotation by Diderot (1745) Pensées philosophiques, essay (1746) La promenade du. 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 ...
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 ...
List Of Schools In France - Lycées
... 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 ... Paul Duez, Cambrai Lycée Paul Éluard, Saint-Denis Lycée Paul Guérin, Niort Lycée Paul Hazard, Armentières Lycée Paul Héroult, Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne Lycée Paul Langevin ...
18th Century In Literature - By Year
... Rousseau born 28 June and his countryman Denis Diderot was born the following year 1713 on 5 October ... 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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    Poetry must have something in it that is barbaric, vast and wild.
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