Philosophical Dictionary: (Dictionnaire philosophique)

Philosophical Dictionary: (Dictionnaire philosophique)

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The Dictionnaire philosophique (Philosophical Dictionary) is an encyclopedic dictionary published by Voltaire in 1764. The alphabetically-arranged articles often criticize the Roman Catholic Church and other institutions. The first edition, released in June of 1764, went by the name of Dictionnaire Philosphique Portatif. It was

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The Dictionnaire philosophique (Philosophical Dictionary) is an encyclopedic dictionary published by Voltaire in 1764. The alphabetically-arranged articles often criticize the Roman Catholic Church and other institutions. The first edition, released in June of 1764, went by the name of Dictionnaire Philosphique Portatif. It was 344 pages and consisted of 73 articles. Later versions were expanded into two volumes consisting of 120 articles. The first editions were published anonymously in Geneva by Gabriel Grasset. Due to the volatile content of the Dictionnaire, Voltaire chose Grasset over his usual publisher to ensure his own anonymity.The Dictionnaire was a lifelong project for Voltaire. It represents the culmination of his views on Christianity, God, morality, and other subjects.

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ISBN-13:
9781605018133
Publisher:
MobileReference
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Series:
Mobi Classics
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
447,187
File size:
317 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Some may say this is outdated and can only be read for historical context, that voltaire's fight has been won, but this is not true.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.