A Treatise on Toleration and Other Writings

A Treatise on Toleration and Other Writings

by Voltaire
     
 

The works presented in this volume, in a new English translation, are among the most important and characteristic texts of the Enlightenment, and bring together all three aspects of Voltaire: the writer, the doer and the philosophe. Originating in Voltaire's campaign to exonerate Jean Calas, they are works of polemical brilliance, informed by his deism and

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The works presented in this volume, in a new English translation, are among the most important and characteristic texts of the Enlightenment, and bring together all three aspects of Voltaire: the writer, the doer and the philosophe. Originating in Voltaire's campaign to exonerate Jean Calas, they are works of polemical brilliance, informed by his deism and humanism and by Enlightenment values and ideals more generally. The issues that they raise, concerning questions of tolerance and human dignity, are still highly relevant to our own times.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521640176
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/01/2000
Series:
Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy Series
Pages:
190
Sales rank:
1,054,856
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

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