Philosophical Dictionary (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

Philosophical Dictionary (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

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by Voltaire
     
 

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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
Sales rank:
625,203
File size:
1 MB

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