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).
    Synonyms: Diderot

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
... Murigny, Reims Lycée Delamare Deboutteville, Forges-les-Eaux Lycée Denis Diderot, Carvin Lycée Denis Diderot, Marseille Lycée Déodat de Severac, C ... Paul Doumer, Le Perreux-sur-Marne Lycée Paul Duez, Cambrai Lycée Paul Éluard, Saint-Denis Lycée Paul Guérin, Niort Lycée Paul Hazard, Armentières Lycée Paul Héroult, Saint-Jean-de-Mau ...
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 ...
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. 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 ...
18th Century In Literature - By Year
... Jean Jacques Rousseau born 28 June and his countryman Denis Diderot was born the following year 1713 on 5 October ... encyclopedias 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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    Man was born to live with his fellow human beings. Separate him, isolate him, his character will go bad, a thousand ridiculous affects will invade his heart, extravagant thoughts will germinate in his brain, like thorns in an uncultivated land.
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    Only passions, and great passions, can raise the soul to great things. Without them there is no sublimity, either in morals or in creativity. Art returns to infancy, and virtue becomes small- minded.
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