Philosophical Dictionary

Philosophical Dictionary

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by Voltaire
     
 

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Philosophical Dictionary is a philosophical classic written by Voltaire and first published in 1764. This is one of the most lively, amusing and various books of fact now in existence; comprising information adapted to every taste and lines of study, delivered with the wit, animation, and ease for which its gifted author was unrivalled. There is scarcely a topic which

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Philosophical Dictionary is a philosophical classic written by Voltaire and first published in 1764. This is one of the most lively, amusing and various books of fact now in existence; comprising information adapted to every taste and lines of study, delivered with the wit, animation, and ease for which its gifted author was unrivalled. There is scarcely a topic which has instructed or amused the world of letters which is not treated of; not any part of the varied shores which bound with the ever-revolving tide of human opinion, left unexplored.

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ISBN-13:
2940013583801
Publisher:
United Holdings Group
Publication date:
11/14/2011
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
291,357
File size:
322 KB

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The Philosophical Dictionary 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OCR conversion so inaccurate that text is virtually unusable.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Voltaire had an understanding which others could barely comprehend. His thoughts and ideas spectacular, I'd reccomend this to anyone who is very open to new ideas.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Some may say this is outdated and can only be read for historical context, that voltaire's fight has been won, but this is not true. This book not only debunks the myths of religions and the corruption of the church but speaks on liberty and injustices as well as more frivolous subjects like love and history. no matter who you are, voltaire never goes out of style.
r-r64 More than 1 year ago
time of delivery, packaging, and condition perfect. i am already half way through and will read again. any voltair is good voltair and this is the best as it is also a compilation of other philosophers of the time. the 18th century was the century of enlightenment and the philosophical dictionary is the best example of thought in the salons of paris populated by the who's who of philosophers of the era. pay close attention to the witticisms used to fool the censers of paris influenced by the catholic church. this book could still get you burned at the stake which makes it all the more a must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An example of incites that we could ll benefit from. Well translated into modern English.
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I've never sen one beter you.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ordered online arrived smeared in ink, not pleased! probably wont order anything from b&n again.