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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Denis Diderot - Bibliography
... Shaftesbury 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 le comédien (written between 1770 and 1778 first ...
List Of Schools In France - Lycées
... Sèvres 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 Lyc ... Le Perreux-sur-Marne Lycée Paul Duez, Cambrai Lycée Paul Éluard, Saint-Denis Lycée Paul Guérin, Niort Lycée Paul Hazard, Armentières Lycée Paul Hér ...
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 ... 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 ...
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 ...

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    There are three principal means of acquiring knowledge available to us: observation of nature, reflection, and experimentation. Observation collects facts; reflection combines them; experimentation verifies the result of that combination. Our observation of nature must be diligent, our reflection profound, and our experiments exact. We rarely see these three means combined; and for this reason, creative geniuses are not common.
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