Philosophical Dictionary (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

Philosophical Dictionary (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

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Voltaire's Philosophical Dictionary is one of the most emblematic works of the French Enlightenment. Caustic, witty, and bold, the work was accused by French authorities of undermining the foundations of civil society, rashly applying human reason to matters long considered sacred. Its articles chipped away at the archaic institutional structures of Old

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Voltaire's Philosophical Dictionary is one of the most emblematic works of the French Enlightenment. Caustic, witty, and bold, the work was accused by French authorities of undermining the foundations of civil society, rashly applying human reason to matters long considered sacred. Its articles chipped away at the archaic institutional structures of Old Regime France and the power of the Catholic Church, denouncing the absurdities of traditional dogma and profoundly questioning the existing social and religious order.


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ISBN-13:
9781411429116
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Series:
Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
464
File size:
898 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Some may say this is outdated and can only be read for historical context, that voltaire's fight has been won, but this is not true.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.